STORES MAY SUCCEED WHERE WEBVAN FAILED

NEW YORK -- Webvan's demise may be only the beginning for online grocery shopping.Before going out of business, the Foster City, Calif., company spent $2 billion trying to recreate the supermarket industry's distribution system, said Mary Brett Whitfield, director of the e-retail intelligence system of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, here."But this is an industry that already has a pretty efficient distribution

NEW YORK -- Webvan's demise may be only the beginning for online grocery shopping.

Before going out of business, the Foster City, Calif., company spent $2 billion trying to recreate the supermarket industry's distribution system, said Mary Brett Whitfield, director of the e-retail intelligence system of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, here.

"But this is an industry that already has a pretty efficient distribution system. Grocery stores are literally at every major intersection i

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