American are used to the concept of buying in bulk now, carting home everything from economy tubs of peanut butter to crates of toilet paper. But although it’d be cheaper per pound to buy, say, half a cow at once instead of different cuts here and there, the problem of buying meat in bulk is that it takes up a whole lot of room in the freezer, space many people just don’t have. That’s where rentable meat lockers come in.
What do you get when you combine the second-largest chicken producer in the United States and one of the top packaged meat and frozen food companies in the world? The country’s largest producer of meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or to be more accurate, the possible take over of Hillshire Brands Co., by Pilgrim’s Pride. [More]