PEAPOD SAYS CUSTOMERS LIKE ON-LINE FRESH ITEMS

DALLAS (FNS) -- When on-line grocery shopping was introduced several years ago, skeptics predicted consumers would use the service mainly to purchase dry and canned goods from beans to paper towels, but that they would balk at buying fresh foods such as produce.But now consumers appear to be comfortable with the idea of purchasing perishables through the services as well, revealed one source at the

DALLAS (FNS) -- When on-line grocery shopping was introduced several years ago, skeptics predicted consumers would use the service mainly to purchase dry and canned goods from beans to paper towels, but that they would balk at buying fresh foods such as produce.

But now consumers appear to be comfortable with the idea of purchasing perishables through the services as well, revealed one source at the International Dairy Foods Convention here.

Bananas and many other types of pro

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