INTERNET ORDERING WARMS FRED MEYER'S ALASKAN CUSTOMERS

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here is using e-mail via its web site to provide home-shopping services to its far-flung Alaskan customers.The orders are fulfilled at one of seven Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, said Doug Cormany, vice president of information services at Fred Meyer. "Our employees pick and fill the customers' orders, but delivery is up to the individual," he said. Some customers pay

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fred Meyer Inc. here is using e-mail via its web site to provide home-shopping services to its far-flung Alaskan customers.

The orders are fulfilled at one of seven Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, said Doug Cormany, vice president of information services at Fred Meyer. "Our employees pick and fill the customers' orders, but delivery is up to the individual," he said. Some customers pay for a third-party delivery service or even hire bush pilots to deliver their orders.<

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