Matt Shatto is expanding his family’s business and bringing the milkman back to KC.
Although delivery services are on the rise, the quintessential delivery guy—the milkman—has been left of out of the loop in KC. Matt Shatto plans to change that.
After leaving his corporate job, Shatto wanted to get involved in more entrepreneurial ventures and joined the family business to create Shatto Home Delivery. Customers can choose online from more than 400 locally made, top-of-category products and get their selections delivered straight to their doorstep.
“We’ve been talking about the idea for seven years,” Shatto says. “In January we decided, you know what? It’s time. Let’s bring back the milkman to Kansas City.”
Service will be expanding throughout the metro in the near future, but for now the truck only delivers in its test market of Leavenworth, where the demand was so overwhelming a second route had to be added to accommodate orders. Popular picks have been Shatto Milks and bundles that include Shatto Milk, Farm to Market Bread Company bread, Campo Lindo Farms eggs and Maple Sugar-Cured Bacon from Paradise Locker.
Other available products include dairy and eggs, bread, meat, coffee, pantry staples, granola, herbs and greens, non-dairy beverages, desserts and snacks. There’s a little something for everyone, including Three Dog Bakery dog food and Mean Vegan tamales, barbecue jackfruit and portobello jerky. Giving other area producers a way to get their offerings directly to consumers was important to Shatto.
“It’s kind of a win-win for us,” he explains. “We can help companies that are looking to grow and expand, and we can help customers that are looking for convenience, great products and local products.”
Interested in the service? Sign up at shattohomedelivery.com to find out when the truck will roll into to your neighborhood, then expect the personal touch the brand is known for.
“Whether you’re talking about the Shatto Milk Company or you’re talking about Shatto Home Delivery, that’s what makes it exciting,” Shatto says. “It’s not about the idea of selling a product, it’s making customers smile, giving them something they can appreciate that’s different than what they’ve ever had before.” –Kelsey Cipolla