DALLAS -- It sounded like the happiest of Internet romances last month when GroceryWorks.com here and Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., announced their strategic alliance. Steve Burd, Safeway president and chief executive officer, called his new partner "the best pure-play Internet grocery today." Gary Fernandes, GroceryWorks chairman and CEO, said, "Safeway is the premier food retailer in the United States." Under the terms of last month's agreement, GroceryWorks will become Safeway's ...

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