H-E-B PUTS ITS ON-LINE SHOPPING PLAN ON HOLD

SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here has indefinitely postponed its plans to enter the on-line shopping business.The move closely follows the decision of Webvan, Foster City, Calif., to close its Texas operations.The decision by one of the industry's most watched retailers comes at a time when Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., is expanding its on-line shopping presence in Atlanta and as Schnuck

SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here has indefinitely postponed its plans to enter the on-line shopping business.

The move closely follows the decision of Webvan, Foster City, Calif., to close its Texas operations.

The decision by one of the industry's most watched retailers comes at a time when Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., is expanding its on-line shopping presence in Atlanta and as Schnuck Market, St. Louis, has extended its home shopping and delivery service t

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