Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

Unleashing opportunity: navigating the growth and challenges of the CPG pet industry

Navigating excess inventory: a panel discussion with Kraft Heinz, Campbell Soup Company, McCormick, and Spoiler Alert

If you don’t have excess inventory, you’re not innovating enough.

From chaos to optimization: how Smart Awarding transforms truck planning and logistics

We have a plan for that! De-risking turnover among closeout specialists

Retirements, vacations, and sick days, oh my!

Benchmarking obsolete CPG inventory

Understanding slow-moving, obsolete, and short-dated HBC inventory

From convenience to sustainability: the growing popularity of frozen foods for CPG manufacturers

How premium brands can benefit from discount channels

Resignations, layoffs, and labor instability: How automation helps CPG manufacturers stay ahead

Key CPG industry trends shaping the 2022 holiday season

5 Ways digitizing closeouts reduces loss

6 Excess inventory statistics you should know

5 Discounting roadblocks and how to avoid them

Managing excess inventory during the Halloween season

6 Insights into liquidation and automation

An introduction to closeout buyers

5 Types of CPG buyers in the supply chain and how they operate

7 Learnings from Spoiler Alert’s webinar with Johnsonville and Natural Choice Foods

Integrating liquidation efforts into your ESG plan

How to manage SLOB inventory from a CPG rebrand

Key data requirements to implement a digital liquidation platform

6 sustainability trends in 2022 impacting the food industry

Product seasonality: preparing for 4th of July excess inventory

5 trends in the grocery and food industry

What leads to distressed inventory (and who’s on the hook to fix it)?

What is a customer guarantee date and its implications?

What is shrinkflation?

Why the mission of discount grocery is more important than ever

Food Waste and Consumer Behavior in the Age of a Pandemic

Current events and the impact on freight and global supply chain

How closeouts impact margins (and the importance of putting data in context)

The latest in food waste laws

Understanding what the IPCC report says about food

How grocery inflation is impacting the discount marketplace

Benchmarking your excess and obsolete inventory

An introduction to selling closeout food

What is excess inventory (and why should you care)?

Comparing closeout channels – which is right for you?

3 Truths about excess inventory in the CPG industry

8 Tips for building relationships with food closeout liquidators & retailers

Getting a handle on your Thanksgiving food waste

Slow-moving, obsolete and short-dated inventory – what’s the difference?

What is a closeout specialist (and do you need one)?

Discount Retailer Spotlight: Bargain Barn

Discount Retailer Spotlight Series: Brandie Miller, Misfits Market

Discount Retailer Spotlight Series: Paige Klaver, Natural Choice Foods

Introducing our Discount Retailer Spotlight Series

Where, when & how to leverage closeout resellers

5 factors influencing liquidation cadence

Campbell Soup Company partners with Spoiler Alert

Finding the right cadence for liquidation efforts

3 KPIs to measure the success of a closeouts program

Our partnership with KeHE Distributors

The discount retail industry’s response to COVID-19

Starter guide on climate change and the food industry

From the Archives: Webinar clips on Zero Waste Goals and KPIs

5 models for building a discounted sales program

Closing the loop: Spoiler Alert volunteers with SSCAC

Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part II

Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part I

To sell or donate? 4 scenarios when donation can make $ense

3 common beliefs that prevent brands from leveraging closeout sales

Sizing up food waste reduction: 4 factors to consider

The 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit: Our Reflections

Three emerging technologies that help reduce on-farm food waste

HelloFresh tackles food waste in the U.S.

Three case studies on effective management of unsold food inventory

How holistic management of unsold food inventory drives business value

Three 2018 trends that support unsold food inventory management

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

4 key value chain strategies for reducing unsaleables

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

4 urgency drivers for unsold inventory management

6 food leaders step up to the plate for Hunger Action Month

4 key internal stakeholders to engage in unsold inventory management

Optimal times to re-energize sustainability initiatives

4 takeaways from the NYC Food Waste Fair

3 Food Waste Focused Videos to Jumpstart Your Day

3 potential outcomes of the Amazon-Whole Foods merger

4 Tips from the Spoiler Alert Team for a Food Waste Free Summer

Learning the Lingo: 3 definitions related to unsold food inventory

3 Food Distributor Strategies for Customer Value Creation

Championing Target 12.3: 6 global executives collaborate on food waste

America’s Top 3 Food Service Providers: Committed to food waste action

Food Loss and Waste: A Quick Guide to Understanding the FLW Standard

WasteExpo 2017: Progress and innovation in food recovery and tech

User Spotlight: The Elizabeth Peabody House

Guest Post On DMA Blog: How Companies Are Embracing The Ugly Produce Trend

User Spotlight: We Share Hope

How Tech Can Reduce Food Waste

User Spotlight: Red's Best

User Spotlight Series: Eastie Farm

5 Steps for Launching a Successful Food Donation Program

A Year in Food Waste: 2016 Reflections

Celebrating 12 Days of Food Rescue

A Growing List of Food Waste Bans Across America

15 Food Waste Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Food Waste Reduction & Food Donation Resources for New England

User Spotlight: Community Servings

Food Waste on Farms: Guide for Farmers to Manage Seconds and Organic Waste

How 11,000 Organic Eggs Were Recovered in Under 3 Hours

2016 Global Sustainability Summit: Food Waste & the CSO’s Agenda

Food Waste: A Beginner's Guide

Reduce and Recover: Harvard's Save Food for People Conference

Cities Working Towards Zero Waste

Upcycled Eats and Drinks: 4 Companies Repurposing Food Waste

5 Major Grocery Stores Embracing the Ugly Produce Movement

Spoiler Alert joins Ocean State Job Lot for hunger relief program

National public service campaign launched to “save the food”

3 Surprising Statistics About the Environmental Impact of Food Waste

What You Need to Know About the Tax Benefits for Food Donations

Liability Protection for Food Donations

Community-based projects target food security and sustainable food systems

Customer Spotlight: Daily Table

Spoiler Alert Joins Techstars Boston, Growing Team, Targeting Expansion

7 Inspiring Sustainability Reports: Must Reads from the Food Industry

9 Food Waste Management Resources You Need To Use Now

3 Food Recovery & Waste Diversion Goals for 2016

Top 12 Food Waste Stories in 2015

5 Biggest Environmental Concerns for Grocery Shoppers and What Retailers Can Learn

Help End Food Waste On #GivingTuesday

The Fowl Truth: Thanksgiving & Food Waste, What The Data Shows [Infographic]

4 Fantastic Food Waste Quotes from the 'Just Eat It' Film

3 Takeaways From the MA Food System Plan

What Happens To Pumpkins After Halloween?

What Does a National Call For Food Waste Reduction Mean?

Spoiler Alert discusses MassChallenge on NBC's NECN

5 Celebrities Taking on Food Waste

Boston Globe feature on Massachusetts food rescue

MIT Spotlights Spoiler Alert

Boston Food Policy: Interview with Harvard's Food Law & Policy Clinic

Mapping the Largest Sources of Food Waste in Massachusetts