Someone said that the pace of change for Internet ventures is like the old concept of "dog years." They age about seven times faster than other businesses.
To casual observers, it might seem that on-line grocery shopping is a dog that got old really fast this year and is nearly dead. There's some truth to that, at least when it comes to Internet-only retailers.
Reviewing news clips from the beginning of the year, companies like Streamline, ShopLink, HomeGrocer and others were