FIGHTING FOR FUNDING

Chalk up the recent deaths of Internet grocery companies ShopLink and Streamline in part to a Catch-22 of the New Economy: You cannot find funding without profitability, and you can't find profitability without funding.In the end, Westwood, Mass.-based ShopLink and Streamline found neither -- and that's a problem for other Internet food retailers, including Webvan, Foster City, Calif.; PDQuick, Camarillo,

Chalk up the recent deaths of Internet grocery companies ShopLink and Streamline in part to a Catch-22 of the New Economy: You cannot find funding without profitability, and you can't find profitability without funding.

In the end, Westwood, Mass.-based ShopLink and Streamline found neither -- and that's a problem for other Internet food retailers, including Webvan, Foster City, Calif.; PDQuick, Camarillo, Calif.; Kozmo.com, New York; the corporate parents of Peapod and GroceryWorks,

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