BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Amazon.com took a 35% stake in HomeGrocer.com last week, raising the ante in the increasingly competitive on-line home-shopping game. The move provides the Internet grocery-shopping and home-delivery service with the capital for an expansion into California this summer. In addition to the expanded coverage area, the on-line grocer will revamp its site, www.homegrocer.com, in June to provide on-line selling suggestions based on buying history and preferences, much as ...

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