Supermarket Perimeter - March 2023 - 60

Technology
FOOD WASTE /
TRACEABILITY
By Andy Nelson
FOOD WASTE IN AMERICA TODAY is a major problem that's increasingly on the radars of
grocery retailers and their supplier partners.
Roughly a third of all food ultimately ends up in landfills, while about 40 million Americans
are food insecure. Organic waste is the largest contributor to landfills in the US and a
significant driver of climate change.
The good news, according to Emily Malina, president of B2B discounting software specialist
Spoiler Alert, is that food waste is a solvable problem. Reducing food waste is #1 on Project
Drawdown's most impactful ways to address the climate crisis and there are solutions up and
down the supply chain that are already driving results in the industry.
A cutting-edge discounting program, like the one Spoiler Alert offers its customers, is
essential to a manufacturer's waste diversion strategy and bottom line.
" It's way too common for food and CPG companies to sell excess, discontinued, and aging
inventory via fax, phone or PDF, " Malina said. " The Spoiler Alert platform digitizes the process. "
Spoiler Alert's clients include CPG heavyweights like Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Danone, and
Mondelez, but the company also helps fresh food producers get their products to the right
retail markets.
" We specialize in perishable inventory and have extensive experience in perimeter
categories such as dairy and packaged meat, " Malina said. " With this type of fresh product,
speed is the name of the game. " When inventory passes its typical customer guarantee date,
manufacturers have days, not weeks to sell that product into the value channel, she said.
Top traceability tips
from food traceability
software leader Infor
Get ready for quality audits.
Manufacturers can consolidate
traceability data in one place and
make it accessible and easy to
understand. A company can share
the information with suppliers,
customers, and other third parties
during a quality-audit process. This
can help create a more collaborative
environment within the organization,
as well as externally with the
stakeholders in both the downstream
and upstream supply chain.
Be prepared for recalls. Data can
be quickly mined backward to find the
lots, batches, intermediary products,
or raw materials that are the cause of
a problem. Tracing forward can find
all the finished products in the supply
chain that might be contaminated. All
impacted customers can be identified,
so they can be immediately contacted
and instructed to remove the affected
products from shelves.
Build a stronger supply chain
network. Including and actively
collaborating with suppliers on
creating supply chain transparency will
benefit all supply chain participants,
forming long-term relationships. For
smaller farmers, implementation
of technology can sometimes be
challenging but at the same time can
result in new business opportunities.
Create new revenue opportunities.
Traceability capabilities can
be leveraged as a competitive
advantage with new market-entry
opportunities. Proof points on secure
and responsible sourcing patterns of
ingredients and raw materials can be
supplied. Traceability capabilities can
also be used as part of a company's
social responsibility initiatives to
create transparency and trust.
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supermarketperimeter.com
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert's
cofounders Ricky
Ashenfelter and Emily
Malina are committed
to the idea that food
waste is a solvable
problem.

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