High Costs, Slowing Sales Force SimonDelivers to Shut Down

SimonDelivers, the Internet grocer that survived the dot-com bust, succumbed this week to rising gasoline costs and changing consumer habits in a weakening economy.

MINNEAPOLIS — SimonDelivers, the Internet grocer here that survived the dot-com bust, succumbed this week to rising gasoline costs and changing consumer habits in a weakening economy. The nine-year-old company, which reportedly generated about $55 million in annual sales while delivering to 19,000 customers in a 3,200-mile radius of the Twin Cities, said Tuesday it would continue to fulfill customer orders only while its current supplies lasted. Simon Fuller, the company’s namesake, founder

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