NETGROCER BID FOR NATIONAL HOME DELIVERY USES INTERNET

NEW YORK -- Combining consumer access via the Internet with shipping by Federal Express, Memphis, Tenn., the recently launched NetGrocer here is bidding to become a nationwide home-delivery service for nonperishable groceries.Interest in home-shopping services has been growing recently, despite continuing challenges in making such programs cost-effective. Several different consumer-direct models currently

NEW YORK -- Combining consumer access via the Internet with shipping by Federal Express, Memphis, Tenn., the recently launched NetGrocer here is bidding to become a nationwide home-delivery service for nonperishable groceries.

Interest in home-shopping services has been growing recently, despite continuing challenges in making such programs cost-effective. Several different consumer-direct models currently coexist, and growth in this segment overall could threaten traditional supermar

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