BeeLineShopper.coM, Dayton, Ohio, said last week it has closed its first round of funding with $750,000 in investments. BeeLine customers use a handheld bar-code scanner and a no-click automatic interface to the BeeLine Web site, which links them to their supermarket to buy specific products and brands that meet their diets, lifestyle needs and budgets, according to the company. BeeLine is currently in beta test with supermarket chains and wellness centers.
r dry cleaning, film processing, shoe repair, bottled water and UPS delivery, with customers selecting a single weekly delivery day and paying a monthly fee of $19.95. Platinum service, not yet available, will provide gold service plus the company will install in the customer's garage a full-size refrigerator/freezer, where delivery personnel will place groceries, for a $29.95 monthly fee.
Loblaw Co., Toronto, was reportedly bested in arbitration by a Toronto woman in a dispute over an Internet domain name. Guita Azimi registered three domain names in January, www.presidentschoice.com, along with it dot-net and dot-org variations, for a Web design business she planned to operate, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper, Toronto. Loblaw objected that the names were "confusingly similar" to its President's Choice trademark, but the arbitrator who heard the case dismissed the charge, saying that "meaningful consumer confusion seems possible but not likely," the newspaper reported.