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Webvan runs out of gas

The online grocer's demise marks the end of an era for dot-com workers, and loyal customers wonder just what went wrong.

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What ate Webvan's profits
Bud Grebey, VP, Webvan corporate affairs
The online grocer's demise marks the end of an era for dot-com workers, and loyal customers wonder just what went wrong. Workers bitter, bittersweet as Webvan folds
Online grocer attracted a more pedestrian lot than most start-ups: meat packers, grocery store distribution clerks, truckers, delivery agents and florists.
July 9, 2001 
Webvan employees reflect
photo essay Stunned Webvan employees gather to discuss their memories, disappointment and plans for their futures.
July 9, 2001 
Webvan faithful bemoan their loss
Hordes of fans are lamenting the fact that they will have to return to their old way of grocery shopping.
July 9, 2001 
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Analyst: Webvan doomed from start
Rob Rubin, analyst, Forrester Research
Store closed: Webvan ceases operations
update In a move that was widely anticipated, Webvan is halting deliveries of existing grocery orders and is no longer accepting new orders in any market.
July 9, 2001 
Ahold says Peapod's doing fine
The Dutch supermarket group says it will continue to invest in its unit, a competitor to failed Internet grocer Webvan.
July 9, 2001 
previous coverage
Shaheen defends Webvan tenure
Add George Shaheen to the growing chorus of Old Economy executives who blame Wall Street for their Net companies' woes.
April 23, 2001