PEAPOD'S PROGRESS

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Prospects at Peapod are picking up.Just one year after the end seemed imminent, the on-line grocery company has been given a second life with the acquisition of majority control by Ahold.Things seem to be falling into place very well, Marc van Gelder, president and chief executive officer, told SN, "and once all the pieces are under control -- sites, marketing, merchandising, fulfillment

SKOKIE, Ill. -- Prospects at Peapod are picking up.

Just one year after the end seemed imminent, the on-line grocery company has been given a second life with the acquisition of majority control by Ahold.

Things seem to be falling into place very well, Marc van Gelder, president and chief executive officer, told SN, "and once all the pieces are under control -- sites, marketing, merchandising, fulfillment and transportation management -- then we can make money."

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