NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Peapod's first dedicated fulfillment center here has been operating since Dec. 7, 1998, but the Internet grocery company is already considering scaling up operations. "This unit is growing so rapidly," said Carl Alguire, senior vice president of operations for Peapod, Skokie, Ill., at a Jan. 28 open house held at the facility. The fulfillment center is a 15,000-square-foot "mezzanine" operation that sits above its retailing partner, Edwards Super Food Stores, which is ...

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