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Key CPG industry trends shaping the 2022 holiday season

Key CPG industry trends shaping the 2022 holiday season

Spoiler AlertDec 20, 2022

The holidays are upon us and shoppers and companies alike are smack in the middle of the busiest time of the year. While the holiday season is a time of great joy and excitement, it can also be...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

5 Ways digitizing closeouts reduces loss

5 Ways digitizing closeouts reduces loss

Spoiler AlertDec 6, 2022

Excess inventory is inescapable. It’s a fact of the CPG supply chain life and will always be around as long aswe continue to operate in a linear economy system. 

So why do companies lose money on...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

6 Excess inventory statistics you should know

6 Excess inventory statistics you should know

Spoiler AlertNov 22, 2022

Discount sales often get pushed to the side, and very few actually dig into the numbers to determine the value of secondary sales. In truth, there’s a wealth of data available on discounts that can...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

5 Discounting roadblocks and how to avoid them

5 Discounting roadblocks and how to avoid them

Spoiler AlertNov 8, 2022

In a perfect world, we’d imagine that the products we create go directly from the manufacturer to the retailer and eventually end up being purchased and used by the consumer. What’s easily forgotten...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

Managing excess inventory during the Halloween season

Managing excess inventory during the Halloween season

Spoiler AlertOct 11, 2022

Halloween is the time for ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves. It’s also an extremely important season for retailers and manufacturers of seasonal goods, including candy and snacks. How well...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain

6 Insights into liquidation and automation

6 Insights into liquidation and automation

Spoiler AlertSep 22, 2022

While many industries continue to implement digital tools and automation in their supply chain, liquidation processes remain largely outdated and manual process. It’s essential for CPG manufacturers...

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

An introduction to closeout buyers

An introduction to closeout buyers

Spoiler AlertSep 13, 2022

Having a robust liquidation program not only helps reduce waste which benefits the environment, but can also have a significant impact on your company’s financials. By moving excess inventory...

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

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

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

Spoiler AlertAug 30, 2022

As a manufacturer, understanding the differences between types of buyers in the supply chain and how they operate is critical to developing strategies for reaching each relevant buyer type and...

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Topics: supply chain

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

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

Spoiler AlertAug 2, 2022

Liquidation is a great strategy for suppliers to get rid of excess inventory or stock and for buyers to purchase inventory at a discount. However, it’s important that both parties understand what...

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Topics: liquidation, supply chain, discount retail

How to manage SLOB inventory from a CPG rebrand

How to manage SLOB inventory from a CPG rebrand

Spoiler AlertJun 28, 2022

Rebranding is common in the CPG industry because companies want to keep their products current, modern, and relevant to consumers. However, this also means they sometimes end up with obsolete...

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Topics: unsold inventory, supply chain, discount retail