Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

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

Finding the right cadence for liquidation efforts

Spoiler AlertAug 20, 2020

We spend a lot of time with our customers evaluating the cadence of liquidation efforts, and we often get asked, “How often should my company run its liquidation process?” Perhaps unsurprisingly,...

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

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

Starter guide on climate change and the food industry

Spoiler AlertApr 22, 2020

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With it comes a perennial focus on climate change, which is a theme of increasing concern for the food industry. Whether one agrees or disagrees...

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

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

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

Three 2018 trends that support unsold food inventory management

Spoiler AlertJan 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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Topics: unsold inventory, supply chain, food brand

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

Spoiler AlertDec 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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Topics: unsold inventory, supply chain, food brand

4 key value chain strategies for reducing unsaleables

Spoiler AlertDec 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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Topics: unsold inventory, supply chain, food brand

Learning the Lingo: 3 definitions related to unsold food inventory

Spoiler AlertJun 28, 2017

Food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are well aware of the reality that, for a variety of reasons, not all products will be sold to customers. To remedy this, companies have strategies...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain