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Unformatted text preview: t of Canadian consumers expressed an interest in ordering groceries by fax or the Internet. Interest was highest (23%) in the 18-24 age group. Across Canada, several stores currently accept faxed orders but Loblaw does not. However, it remains watchful of issues such as Ecommerce. According to a recent survey by AC Neilsen and Nordicity Group Ltd., approximately 20 percent of Canadians can access the Internet, making it “one of the fastest growing communications and marketing mediums.” Neilsen anticipates that by the year 2000 as much as 20 percent of all groceries will be purchased electronically. Ontario Price War Welcome to our new site. We’ve listened to your comments and are continually working hard to make NetGrocer better for you. These are some of our new features that you will find in this version of NetGrocer. • Faster and more efficient product shelf displays. • A more intelligent search engine which allows you to narrow your selection. • Our multi-item search feature formerly known as The Shopper has been renamed to Shopping List and includes the greatly enhanced functionality of our more intelligent search engine. • As a result of this name change, the feature formerly known as Shopping Lists has been renamed Saved Carts and its interface has been improved to allow for more intuitive use and the preserving of a shopping session over several consecutive visits. Improved site menus which put commonly used functions (including search) in a toolbar at the top of the page for instant access. • Faster Department/Aisle/Shelf navigation by replacement of our tabbed menus with updated link style menus and a new pull-down navigation option which maximises product display space (note: you may change menu modes from the link at the bottom of our home page). • A greatly improved My NetGrocer function which allows you to shop based on your past shopping history. For your convenience, My NetGrocer has also been integrated into each aisle you visit. • Net Grocer is now much more screen friendly since we have increased our font sizes and made key navigational frames resizable and/or scrollable. We’ve also added a 640x480 mode for those with low-res VGA settings and a 1024x768 and more mode for those with the latest and greatest hi-res setup. Check out the easy to use control at the bottom of our home page. • Plus, many other enhancements which make this the fastest version of NetGrocer yet. Please note that we appreciate your feedback and want to know your thoughts about further improvements and enhancements. Tell us what you like, and what you don’t like. We’ll continue to listen and improve. To give us your thoughts or to report a bug, please use the link below. The Ontario marketplace is the largest in Canada but is becoming “the most competitive food retailing market in North America.”20 The actions of some of Loblaw’s competitors have begun to affect the Ontario marketplace. In the past 18 months,...
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