Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

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

The latest in food waste laws

The latest in food waste laws

Spoiler AlertMar 3, 2022

The United States wastes 30-40% of our food supply, resulting in approximately 90 billion meals’ worth of food lost and costing us about 2% of our GDP - not to mention the disastrous impacts on our...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

Understanding what the IPCC report says about food

Understanding what the IPCC report says about food

Spoiler AlertMar 1, 2022

Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, part of its Sixth Assessment Report. The report, which spans 18...

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Topics: sustainability

Getting a handle on your Thanksgiving food waste

Getting a handle on your Thanksgiving food waste

Spoiler AlertNov 23, 2021

For many, Thanksgiving is a top-tier holiday. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, celebrate the things that are important to us, and, of course, eat. A lot. Unfortunately, that also means...

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Topics: sustainability

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

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

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

Spoiler AlertJul 17, 2018

In late June, over 350 professionals with a vested interest in solving the United States’ food waste problem gathered at the Harvard Law School for the U.S. Food Waste Summit, hosted by Harvard’s...

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Topics: sustainability, policy

HelloFresh tackles food waste in the U.S.

HelloFresh tackles food waste in the U.S.

Spoiler AlertApr 17, 2018

HelloFresh is the world’s leading meal kit company, delivering more than a million meals a week in the U.S. alone.  By providing pre-portioned, fresh ingredients directly to consumers, the company...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, food brand, Customer Spotlights

Three case studies on effective management of unsold food inventory

Three case studies on effective management of unsold food inventory

Spoiler AlertMar 22, 2018

In a few months, Spoiler Alert will celebrate its three-year anniversary. When Emily, Ricky, and Marty first started the company, it was their shared interest in applying technology to a complex...

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Topics: sustainability, donation, Customer Spotlights

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

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

Spoiler AlertNov 29, 2017

At Spoiler Alert, we’re firm believers in the value of data. We often talk about how a better understanding of data enables major food businesses to improve unsold inventory management, or how food...

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Topics: sustainability, unsold inventory, food brand

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

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

Spoiler AlertOct 17, 2017

Anyone engaged in the U.S. food space should be aware of the paradox that despite nicknames like the ‘land of plenty’, 42 million Americans experience hunger. Yet with the range of other issues...

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Topics: sustainability, food brand, Customer Spotlights