Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

Closing the loop: Spoiler Alert volunteers with SSCAC

Spoiler AlertDec 26, 2018

A popular Spoiler Alert employee benefit is our quarterly volunteer outings with community partners. Over the years, this has included meal preparation at the Pine Street Inn; playing bingo with...

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Topics: donation, Customer Spotlights

Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part II

Nate ClarkDec 11, 2018

Last week, we used our Tweets to recap some of the most important food trends and industry news from the first half of 2018. Here, we continue our reflection with top headlines from July through...

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Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part I

Nate ClarkDec 4, 2018

“Automation”, “blockchain”, “food safety”, “freight costs”, “transparency” — these are just a few of the topics that created buzz in the food space throughout 2018. And in thinking about a fun...

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To sell or donate? 4 scenarios when donation can make $ense

Spoiler AlertNov 15, 2018

Diversification is a recommended best practice for managing financial risk. Similarly, leading food companies maximize value recovery from distressed inventory by maintaining a diverse network of...

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Topics: liquidation, donation, food brand

3 common beliefs that prevent brands from leveraging closeout sales

Spoiler AlertNov 8, 2018

Businesses with best-in-class shrink management programs know that a holistic, coordinated food waste diversion strategy drives more value than a piecemeal, one-off approach. At Spoiler Alert, we...

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Topics: liquidation, discount retail, food brand

Sizing up food waste reduction: 4 factors to consider

Spoiler AlertAug 21, 2018

At Spoiler Alert, we spend a lot of time thinking about how food distribution businesses can create value through waste reduction, and the unique characteristics of each distribution center that...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, food brand

The 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit: Our Reflections

Spoiler AlertJul 17, 2018

In late June, over 350 professionals with a vested interest in solving the United States’ food waste problem gathered at the Harvard Law School for the U.S. Food Waste Summit, hosted by Harvard’s...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

Three emerging technologies that help reduce on-farm food waste

Spoiler AlertJun 5, 2018

When food industry stakeholders discuss where waste occurs from ‘farm to fork’, there tends to be a lot of focus on the ‘fork’ side of the equation. This is valid, as nearly 80% of food waste...

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Topics: supply chain

HelloFresh tackles food waste in the U.S.

Spoiler AlertApr 17, 2018

HelloFresh is the world’s leading meal kit company, delivering more than a million meals a week in the U.S. alone.  By providing pre-portioned, fresh ingredients directly to consumers, the company...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, food brand, Customer Spotlights

Three case studies on effective management of unsold food inventory

Spoiler AlertMar 22, 2018

In a few months, Spoiler Alert will celebrate its three-year anniversary. When Emily, Ricky, and Marty first started the company, it was their shared interest in applying technology to a complex...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, Customer Spotlights