Nordstrom, Seattle, said it would write off a loss of $18 million to $20 million in its fiscal third quarter as a result of its investment in Streamline.com, the Westwood, Mass., on-line grocery retailer. The department store chain, which invested $22.8 million in Streamline two years ago, took a $10.5 million charge in the second quarter related to declining value in Streamline.
onal 12 stores and up to 2.5 million households in Southern California, spokeswoman Susan Atkinson told SN. Stater Bros. began testing Internet ordering and delivery through Whyrunout.com, an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based service, this spring at one store in Orange County, and expanded the service to three San Diego County stores in July. The expansion begins this month and is expected to be complete in January.