Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

What is a customer guarantee date and its implications?

What is a customer guarantee date and its implications?

Spoiler AlertMay 13, 2022

As a manufacturer, growing revenue, innovating your product mix, and keeping your retail customers happy is fundamental to running a successful business. But when you factor in the perishability of a...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

What is shrinkflation?

What is shrinkflation?

Spoiler AlertMay 3, 2022

In the past few months, you may have heard the term “shrinkflation” floating around. But what does shrinkflation even mean? Shrinkflation, the combination of the terms “shrink” and “inflation,” is...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

Food Waste and Consumer Behavior in the Age of a Pandemic

Food Waste and Consumer Behavior in the Age of a Pandemic

Spoiler AlertApr 12, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only led to disruptions to our health systems but also affected our global economy, supply chain and transportation, our environment and food systems. Today, we’re going...

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Topics: sustainability, supply chain

Current events and the impact on freight and global supply chain

Current events and the impact on freight and global supply chain

Spoiler AlertMar 24, 2022

It’s safe to say that there is a lot going on around the world these days. Today, we’ll try to break down how the omicron variant and other current events, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine,...

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Topics: supply chain

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

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

Spoiler AlertNov 4, 2021

The business of unsold inventory can be confusing enough. But add to that the variety of terms and definitions that organizations use, and you’ve got a recipe for miscommunication. Knowing how to...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain

5 factors influencing liquidation cadence

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. When...

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

Finding the right cadence for liquidation efforts

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, the...

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

Our partnership with KeHE Distributors

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

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

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 occurs...

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Topics: supply chain