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

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

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

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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Topics: donation, unsold inventory, supply chain, food brand

User Spotlight: We Share Hope

Spoiler AlertMar 29, 2017

We Share Hope is a Rhode Island-based nonprofit founded in 2008 by James MacDougall, Stephen Martin and April Martin. We Share Hope is made up of a community of volunteers that donate their time,...

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Topics: donation, Customer Spotlights

5 Steps for Launching a Successful Food Donation Program

Spoiler AlertJan 11, 2017

Are you looking to donate your surplus food? Whether you're a wholesale food distributor or food manufacturer with unsold inventory, the first step in thinking about donating food is to understand...

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Topics: donation, unsold inventory, food brand

Food Waste: A Beginner's Guide

Spoiler AlertAug 9, 2016

Want to learn more about the current food waste landscape but don’t know where to start? Stay updated on the world of ugly produce, online awareness campaigns, and food waste legislation with our...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, policy

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

Liability Protection for Food Donations

Spoiler AlertApr 7, 2016

We hear from a lot of food businesses and farms that are worried about the legal liabilities of donating food and wonder, “Am I liable for donating food?” We’re here to relieve these concerns and...

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Topics: donation, policy