FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Webvan here said last week it has begun servicing customers in the Chicago area from a 370,000-square-foot distribution center in Carol Stream, Ill. to Webvan employees, George Shaheen, Webvan's chief executive officer, said the decision to delay opening the Kent, Wash., center would allow for a smoother transition of its planned merger with HomeGrocer.com, Kirkland, Wash. In a related move, Webvan said Mary Alice Taylor would join its board of directors, pending ...

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