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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continue to implement digital tools and automation in their supply chain, liquidation processes remain largely outdated and manual process.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

6 sustainability trends in 2022 impacting the food industry

6 sustainability trends in 2022 impacting the food industry

Spoiler AlertJun 9, 2022

In recent years, the quest for sustainability in the food industry has been a top priority. It's well known that food production is a major contributor to climate change, contributing to 37% of the...

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Topics: sustainability, supply chain

Product seasonality: preparing for 4th of July excess inventory

Product seasonality: preparing for 4th of July excess inventory

Spoiler AlertJun 2, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend has passed, marking the beginning of the summer season for many people. In the world of consumer packaged goods, this means a bigger emphasis on summer-related products, such as...

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Topics: unsold inventory, supply chain, discount retail

5 trends in the grocery and food industry

5 trends in the grocery and food industry

Spoiler AlertMay 26, 2022

With inflation, the pandemic, supply chain shortages, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and more impacting the food supply chain, it's critical to understand what is trending in the industry in order...

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Topics: supply chain, discount retail

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

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

Spoiler AlertMay 17, 2022

 

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain

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