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   Online Butchers Cater To Meat Lovers In The Age Of Amazon
by Craig Giammona & Jing Cao, Bloomberg
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:46PM EDT

For the last seven years Porter Road has carved out a profitable niche selling small-batch meat to discerning shoppers in Nashville, Tennessee. Keen to start peddling its prime cuts of beef, pork and lamb to the rest of the country, the butcher opened an online store last month.

Porter Road and an expanding list of upstarts are tapping into growing demand for meat that’s sustainably raised on family farms even as Americans open their minds and wallets to buying fresh food online. While a tiny part of the almost $55 billion U.S. meat industry, these companies are providing an alternative—albeit a pricey one—to the mass-produced steak, pork and chicken sold by giant agribusinesses like Perdue and Tyson. 
“What we're trying to do is bring fresh meat delivery service into the 21st century," says Porter Road co-founder James Peisker. 

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