Dominick's Finer Foods, Chicago, will partner with Dallas-based Internet grocery service GroceryWorks to launch Dominicks.com in the Chicago area, according to GroceryWorks. The company did not say when it planned the launch but confirmed that it has leased a 130,000-square-foot distribution center in Naperville, Ill. GroceryWorks is a subsidiary and Internet partner of Dominick's Pleasanton, Calif.-based corporate parent, Safeway.
ommerce business. The site offers health and beauty, houseware and baby items but does not currently sell groceries.
Whyrunout.com, Aliso Viejo, Calif., plans to enter the San Francisco Bay area early in 2001, and is also looking to launch service in Seattle and Phoenix, Dan Frahm, Whyrunout president and founder, told SN. Whyrunout, which takes Internet orders and makes deliveries for local retailers, has not disclosed which supermarket chains it would partner with in those cities. Whyrunout currently works with Colton, Calif.-based Stater Bros. in Southern California, and with Cardiff Seaside, a gourmet grocer in San Diego. The company will add several other independent grocers shortly, Frahm added.
Streamline.com, Westwood, Mass., faces a potential delisting from the Nasdaq stock market if it cannot maintain a $1 share price for 10 consecutive days before Dec. 27, according to Nasdaq rules. Streamline has traded under $1 since early September.