SAFEWAY TO TAP TESCO'S EXPERTISE AT NET SALES

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has formed an alliance with Tesco, London, that will give the U.S. retailer access to the U.K. company's Internet know-how and proprietary software.U.S. analysts interviewed by SN said they believed Safeway and Tesco might be able to combine their expertise to establish a profitable store-based Internet grocery service.British analysts told SN they

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has formed an alliance with Tesco, London, that will give the U.S. retailer access to the U.K. company's Internet know-how and proprietary software.

U.S. analysts interviewed by SN said they believed Safeway and Tesco might be able to combine their expertise to establish a profitable store-based Internet grocery service.

British analysts told SN they welcomed the deal, saying it was a major vote of confidence in Tesco's e-co

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