CLICK-AND-MORTARS DIG IN AS PURE-PLAYS VANISH

This year food retailers attempted to pick up the pieces from last year's burst Internet bubble.Two of the last remaining companies that did nothing but sell groceries online, the so-called pure-plays, vanished from the scene, with millions of investment dollars disappearing up in smoke.Meanwhile, Internet companies that succeeded in allying themselves with food retailers with actual stores to form

This year food retailers attempted to pick up the pieces from last year's burst Internet bubble.

Two of the last remaining companies that did nothing but sell groceries online, the so-called pure-plays, vanished from the scene, with millions of investment dollars disappearing up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Internet companies that succeeded in allying themselves with food retailers with actual stores to form click-and-mortar ventures managed to end the year still in business, if

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