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

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

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