Food Waste Blog | Spoiler Alert

How holistic management of unsold food inventory drives business value

Nate ClarkFeb 27, 2018

It is difficult to engage in a conversation around food these days without diving in to the topic of food waste. The statistics for the U.S. are staggering — $218 billion spent on growing,...

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Three 2018 trends that support unsold food inventory management

Nate ClarkJan 26, 2018

With 2017 in the rearview, many of us are focused on driving progress in the year ahead. At Spoiler Alert, this means continuing to educate food manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and grocery...

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The ‘5 W’s and How’ for improving unsold food inventory management

Nate ClarkDec 20, 2017

Starting at a young age, many of us are introduced to the series of questions — Where, What, Who, How, When, and Why? — that help one develop a complete story on a topic. Sometimes referred to as...

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4 key value chain strategies for reducing unsaleables

Nate ClarkDec 8, 2017

Fifteen billion dollars. The estimated cost that food manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and grocery retailers spend each year on unsaleables, defined as product removed from the primary...

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3 solutions for capturing food waste data and when to use each

Nate ClarkNov 29, 2017

At Spoiler Alert, we’re firm believers in the value of data. We often talk about how a better understanding of data enables major food businesses to improve unsold inventory management, or how...

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4 urgency drivers for unsold inventory management

Nate ClarkNov 16, 2017

There is a common expression — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. When applied in business, the phrase can be used to justify maintaining the status quo and controlling new spending. Why invest in...

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6 food leaders step up to the plate for Hunger Action Month

Nate ClarkOct 17, 2017

Anyone engaged in the U.S. food space should be aware of the paradox that despite nicknames like the ‘land of plenty’, 42 million Americans experience hunger. Yet with the range of other issues...

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4 key internal stakeholders to engage in unsold inventory management

Nate ClarkAug 23, 2017

In our experience, four internal stakeholders play key roles when strategizing around unsold inventory management: Operations, Sustainability, Merchandising, and Finance. Before implementing an...

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Optimal times to re-energize sustainability initiatives

Nate ClarkAug 9, 2017

Cutting costs, managing supplier relationships, maximizing customer value - food business executives constantly juggle numerous priorities to keep their company afloat. In this environment, some...

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4 takeaways from the NYC Food Waste Fair

Nate ClarkAug 2, 2017

New York City is widely recognized for its size, rich history, diverse population, and perhaps soon - a strong commitment to food waste reduction. With a rapidly expanding residential organics...

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