BALTIMORE -- At the recent Natural Products Expo East trade show here the location of United Natural Foods' booth was so consistently crowded that it looked like a continual cocktail party.
It wasn't a party, but the launch of a Web site called UNF Online that backers say will drive business to brick and mortar stores.
Starting now, consumers will order from 16,000 products, excluding perishables and frozens. When the order arrives, the key component kicks in. The local store'