LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- Of all the stops in a tour of Peapod's warehouse here, Tony Stallone is perhaps most excited about what he calls the "Pepper Room." Chilled between 45 and 50 degrees -- one of eight different temperatures maintained in the 94,000-square-foot warehouse -- the Pepper Room, Stallone explained, makes ideal storage for items like peppers and green beans. In addition, it helps Peapod assure that Internet customers will get produce picked for them that's as good or better than ...

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