*Bag It: Shoplink.com Folds Abruptly
It's gloomy weather for most online grocers. On Monday, Streamline.com, one of the East Coast's biggest Internet grocers, said it would shut down its operations next week. Peapod, Skokie, IL, nearly put padlocks on its doors earlier this year ,but the Dutch supermarket giant Royal Ahold came to its rescue.
"We had no choice but to close the business," the message on Shoplink's site lamented, further apologizing for "any inconvenience created through this announcement.".