Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

Benchmarking your excess and obsolete inventory

Benchmarking your excess and obsolete inventory

Spoiler AlertFeb 17, 2022

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” It’s a bit of a platitude, but it remains tried and tested advice when it comes to just about every business imperative. Inventory management is no...

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Topics: unsold inventory

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

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

Spoiler AlertJan 14, 2022

Excess inventory is our bread and butter. We’ve spent years discussing the challenges of – and solutions to – excess inventory with manufacturers, brokers, retailers, and consumers in the CPG space....

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Topics: unsold inventory

Comparing closeout channels – which is right for you?

Comparing closeout channels – which is right for you?

Spoiler AlertJan 6, 2022

The hardest step in managing excess, slow-moving or obsolete inventory is getting started. Once you’ve decided to ramp up your closeout program, you may have trouble evaluating your options. There...

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Topics: liquidation, donation, unsold inventory

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

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

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

Spoiler AlertOct 20, 2021

One of the toughest things about closeout sales in the CPG space can often be simply figuring out whose responsibility it is. Where in an organization the job sits, whether it’s a dedicated role, and...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory

Where, when & how to leverage closeout resellers

Where, when & how to leverage closeout resellers

Spoiler AlertSep 21, 2020

The spectrum of outlets that purchase surplus food inventory on the secondary market is vast and fragmented. As a result, it can be overwhelming for food brands to figure out who are the “right”...

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

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

3 KPIs to measure the success of a closeouts program

3 KPIs to measure the success of a closeouts program

Spoiler AlertJun 29, 2020

For any company operating in the manufacturing space, collaboration between Supply Chain and Sales teams is critical for ensuring that production volumes remain in harmony with forecasted demand....

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, 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