Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

3 KPIs to measure the success of a closeouts program

Spoiler AlertJun 29, 2020

For any company operating in the manufacturing space, collaboration between Supply Chain and Sales teams is critical for ensuring that production volumes remain in harmony with forecasted demand....

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoiler AlertNov 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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Topics: sustainability, unsold inventory, food brand