Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

Where, when & how to leverage closeout resellers

Spoiler AlertSep 21, 2020

The spectrum of outlets that purchase surplus food inventory on the secondary market is vast and fragmented. As a result, it can be overwhelming for food brands to figure out who are the “right”...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, discount retail, food brand

5 factors influencing liquidation cadence

Spoiler AlertSep 4, 2020

Liquidation - or the act of selling inventory into the secondary market at a discounted price - is a common practice for managing excess and distressed inventory in the food & beverage industry....

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain, discount retail, food brand

Campbell Soup Company partners with Spoiler Alert

Spoiler AlertAug 24, 2020

The Campbell Soup Company and its portfolio of brands represent some of the most recognizable names in the food industry and staples in households across the country. While Campbell has 150 years...

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Topics: liquidation, discount retail, food brand, Customer Spotlights

Our partnership with KeHE Distributors

Ricky AshenfelterApr 29, 2020

Today, we are delighted to announce the results of our partnership with KeHE Distributors, one of the largest and fastest-growing natural and organic grocery distributors in North America.

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain, discount retail, food brand, Customer Spotlights

The discount retail industry’s response to COVID-19

Spoiler AlertApr 27, 2020

Coronavirus has impacted the food supply chain in countless ways. At Spoiler Alert, we are especially attuned to supply and demand disruptions caused by this crisis for discount retailers that...

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Topics: unsold inventory, discount retail

5 models for building a discounted sales program

Spoiler AlertJan 30, 2019

Any avid reader of our blog has likely noticed that we’ve dedicated a couple of our recent posts to the topic of discounted sales. That’s because, in conversations with industry-leading food...

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Topics: liquidation, discount retail, 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

Spoiler Alert joins Ocean State Job Lot for hunger relief program

Spoiler AlertMay 5, 2016

Our CEO Ricky Ashenfelter was invited to speak at the Ocean State Job Lot send-off event on April 26 to promote the company’s “Three Square Meals” hunger relief program to alleviate the problem of...

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Topics: donation, discount retail, Customer Spotlights, policy

Customer Spotlight: Daily Table

Spoiler AlertFeb 25, 2016

Daily Table knows just how valuable wasted food can be. The Dorchester, MA-based not for profit grocery store offers wholesome, healthy prepared meals and groceries by sourcing surplus product via...

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Topics: discount retail, Customer Spotlights