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The Los Angeles Times reports on a new vending machine called the Smart Butcher, which is selling fresh beef at one location, a c-store in Odenville, Alabama.

According to the story, “With cash or credit cards, customers can buy a selection of meats restocked by the developers every few days: a 1-pound tenderloin for $4, a 12-ounce rib-eye for $5, a New York strip for $6, two pounds of hamburger beef for $6.99 and 2 pounds of sirloin tips for $8.95.”

The store owners say that the Smart Butcher has been generating a lot of traffic and sales, though the machine developers don’t yet have plans to expand their presence.
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