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  • / E-Retailers

    Peapod’s founder becomes its new president

    Online grocer Peapod has named company founder and current CFO Andrew Parkinson as its new president. Parkinson founded Peapod in 1989 with his brother Thomas. He replaces Marc van Gelder, who is joining the executive board of OPG Group.

    Posted 10/01/2004Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Online grocer Peapod has named company founder and current CFO Andrew Parkinson as its new president. Parkinson founded Peapod in 1989 with his brother Thomas. He replaces Marc van Gelder, who is joining the executive board of OPG Group.
  • / Press Release

    Rockford Leverages RightNow Across Nine Brands to Optimize Service Quality and Reduce Costs

    High-Performance Audio Leader Uses Web to Answer Questions, Receive High-Value Customer Feedback to Develop New Products Bozeman, MT (July 12, 2004) - RightNow® Technologies, the leading on demand CRM company focused on customer service, today announced audio equipment leader Rockford Corporation (NASDAQ:ROFO) has leveraged RightNow Service™ across all nine of its brands to optimize both the quality and cost-efficiency of its customer support...

    Posted 07/12/2004

    High-Performance Audio Leader Uses Web to Answer Questions, Receive High-Value Customer Feedback to Develop New Products Bozeman, MT (July 12, 2004) - RightNow® Technologies, the leading on demand CRM company focused on customer service, today announced audio equipment leader Rockford Corporation (…
  • Peapod plans to expand into New York City and other northeast markets

    Peapod expects to expand its business base in New York City from Long Island suburbs to the city’s five boroughs and other suburbs.

    Posted 04/02/2004Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Peapod expects to expand its business base in New York City from Long Island suburbs to the city’s five boroughs and other suburbs.
  • / E-Retailers

    FTD.com has another quarter of strong growth

    Sales at Downers Grove, IL-based FTD.com grew 20% to $21.9 million in FTD’s first quarter 2002, which ended Sept. 30, from $18.2 million a year ago.

    Posted 10/23/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Sales at Downers Grove, IL-based FTD.com grew 20% to $21.9 million in FTD’s first quarter 2002, which ended Sept. 30, from $18.2 million a year ago.
  • Rentrak closes Chicago office of 3PF

    Rentrak will consolidate operations in Ohio.

    Posted 04/24/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Rentrak will consolidate operations in Ohio.
  • / E-Retailers

    Peapod Goes Shopping

    Chicago-based Peapod Inc. has paid $12 million in cash for the operations of rival online grocer Streamline.com in Chicago and Washington, D.C. At the same time, Peapod announced plans to exit Columbus, Ohio and three markets in Texas ö Houston, Austin and Dallas ö this month. Under its new growth strategy, Peapod will focus on the Chicago and East Coast markets, say company officials. "This acquisition will speed our time to market entry in the...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Chicago-based Peapod Inc. has paid $12 million in cash for the operations of rival online grocer Streamline.com in Chicago and Washington, D.C. At the same time, Peapod announced plans to exit Columbus, Ohio and three markets in Texas ö Houston, Austin and Dallas ö this month. Under its new…
  • / E-Retailers

    Peapod Mulls Takeover

    Troubled Internet grocer Peapod, Skokie, Ill., is weighing takeover offers from United Parcel Service, rival HomeGrocer.com and Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, according to CNET news. Earlier this month, Peapod suffered a one-two punch when investors withdrew an anticipated $120 million in funding after CEO William Mallory resigned for undisclosed health reasons. Peapod, which has steadily lost money since its 1989 startup despite building a...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Troubled Internet grocer Peapod, Skokie, Ill., is weighing takeover offers from United Parcel Service, rival HomeGrocer.com and Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, according to CNET news. Earlier this month, Peapod suffered a one-two punch when investors withdrew an anticipated $120 million in funding…
  • / E-Retailers

    Peapod Loses CEO, Funding

    Peapod Inc., the top online grocer, suffered a blow Thursday when investors withdrew an offer of $120 million in badly needed financing. The canceled delivery, blamed on the sudden departure of Peapod CEO Bill Malloy, sent the grocer's stock into a free fall. Peapod, which has steadily lost money since its 1989 inception, despite building a customer base of 100,000 in eight metropolitan markets, had counted on the financing to foot ambitious...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Peapod Inc., the top online grocer, suffered a blow Thursday when investors withdrew an offer of $120 million in badly needed financing. The canceled delivery, blamed on the sudden departure of Peapod CEO Bill Malloy, sent the grocer's stock into a free fall. Peapod, which has steadily lost money…

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