Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC), a leading online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, announced that it has been named in the top 10 in the Spring 2011 Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index published by ForeSee Results for the second year in a row. ForeSee Results’ customer satisfaction ratings are done using the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) methodology, a sophisticated scientific formula developed at the University of Michigan that predicts consumer spending behavior.
“Vitacost.com has continued to demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Larry Freed, President and CEO of ForeSee Results. “To be able to achieve satisfaction levels that rival those at the top of the online retail industry is quite an achievement for a company of its size.”
“We are extremely pleased to be named in the top 10 for the second year in a row in ForeSee Results’ prestigious survey,” commented Jeffrey Horowitz, Vitacost.com’s Chief Executive Officer. “We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service and are continually striving to improve our performance.”
About ForeSee ResultsAs the leader in customer satisfaction measurement, ForeSee Results captures and analyzes voice of customer data to help organizations increase loyalty, recommendations and marketing value. Using a patented, scientific methodology developed at the University of Michigan, ForeSee Results identifies improvements across all channels and touch points that drive customer satisfaction. With over 60 million survey responses collected to date and benchmarks across dozens of industries, ForeSee Results offers unparalleled expertise in customer satisfaction measurement and management around the globe. ForeSee Results can be found online at www.ForeSeeResults.com. About Vitacost.com, Inc. Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC) is a leading online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, including dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids and metabolites, as well as cosmetics, organic body and personal care products, sports nutrition and health foods. Vitacost.com, Inc. sells these products directly to consumers through its website, www.vitacost.com, as well as through its catalogs. Vitacost.com, Inc. strives to offer its customers the broadest product selection of healthy living products, while providing superior customer service and timely and accurate delivery. Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements made herein, which include statements regarding the Company’s growth prospects, the growth of the health and wellness category, the expansion of the Company’s online health and wellness leadership position and the Company’s product offerings, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from historical and expected results and those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the current global economic downturn; difficulty expanding the Company’s manufacturing and distribution facilities; significant competition in the Company’s industry; unfavorable publicity or consumer perception of the Company’s products on the Internet; the incurrence of material product liability and product recall costs; inability to defend intellectual property claims; costs of compliance and the Company’s failure to comply with government regulations; the Company’s failure to keep pace with the demands of customers for new products; disruptions in the Company’s manufacturing system, including information technology systems, or losses of manufacturing certifications; the lack of long-term experience with human consumption of some of the Company’s products with innovative ingredients; and costs associated with stockholder litigation. Those and other risks are more fully described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Form 10-K filed for the full year ended December 31, 2009 and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.