Webvan, Foster City, Calif., said last week Kevin Czinger, the company's chief financial officer and senior vice president of business operations, has resigned to pursue other interests. Robert H. Swan, Webvan's vice president of finance, has been appointed CFO, Webvan said.
h, will help Peapod expand its Internet-based grocery service in existing markets and expand into new territory. Peapod in 1999 began its conversion to a warehouse-based distribution model from a service that fulfilled orders through local supermarket partners.
Streamline.com, Westwood, Mass., has named Michael A. Stein, chief financial officer and executive vice president of Nordstrom, to Streamline's board of directors. Nordstrom, Seattle, has been a lead investor in Streamline since it invested $23 million in the company in October of 1998.
Gomez Advisors, Lincoln, Mass., an e-commerce research site, named Webvan No. 1 and Albertson's No. 2 in its spring list of the Top 10 Internet grocers last week. The rankings were based on consumer polls ranking the grocers in five areas including ease of use, customer confidence, on-site resources, relationship services and overall cost. Peapod.com, ShopLink and NetGrocer.com ranked Nos. 3 through 5, followed by Streamline.com, Home Runs, Groceronline, HomeGrocer.com and GroceryWorks.com.