HOMERUNS SHUTS DOWN, CITES NEED FOR NEW FUNDING

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- HomeRuns.com here said late last week it had discontinued its online grocery home-delivery service in the two markets it served, the District of Columbia and Boston.According to the company, the service closed because HomeRuns' efforts to raise additional capital were unsuccessful.Launched by Hannaford Bros. Markets, Scarborough, Maine, in 1996, the Internet grocer was spun off

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- HomeRuns.com here said late last week it had discontinued its online grocery home-delivery service in the two markets it served, the District of Columbia and Boston.

According to the company, the service closed because HomeRuns' efforts to raise additional capital were unsuccessful.

Launched by Hannaford Bros. Markets, Scarborough, Maine, in 1996, the Internet grocer was spun off in January 2000, while Hannaford itself was acquired by the Delhaize Group, B

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