Fleming today announced the company is supplying the Oakland, California distribution center of Webvan Group, Inc. with grocery, frozen and dairy products.

From this facility, Webvan delivers groceries and other consumer products to customers throughout Northern California.

“We appreciate the opportunity to support this leading e-commerce retailer with our logistics expertise and buying efficiency,” said Fleming Chairman and CEO Mark Hansen. “We are committed to demonstrating that Fleming delivers Webvan the best service and value of any other fulfillment option.” In January, Webvan selected Fleming as a supplier of choice for multiple Webvan distribution centers.

Webvan Group, Inc. is setting a new standard for Internet retailing, combining for the first time the convenience of online shopping with a personalized courier service that delivers products into customers’ homes within a 30-minute window of their choosing. Through its Web site, http://www.webvan.com, Webvan offers a broad selection of quality products at competitive prices.

Fleming is a $15 billion company and industry leader in distribution and has a growing presence in value retailing and business-to-business e-commerce. Fleming’s primary business is buying and selling merchandise. The company serves approximately 3,000 supermarkets, 3,000 convenience stores and nearly 1,000 supercenters, plus discount, limited assortment, drug, specialty, e-tailers and other businesses across the country.

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