SOURCE: BabyUniverse

October 31, 2005 08:25 ET

BabyUniverse Remains Fully Operational During Hurricane Wilma

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2005 -- BabyUniverse, Inc. (AMEX: BUN), a leading online retailer of baby, toddler and maternity products, today announced that the company remained fully operational during the recent onslaught of Hurricane Wilma.

While much of the area -- including the homes of most employees -- remain without electricity, BabyUniverse has used backup generators, off-site Internet hosting facilities, and existing remote distribution points to maintain the high level of service its customers have come to expect. The company anticipates no meaningful impact on its business operations and associated financial results.

"I've never been more proud to be a part of this company -- every person here continues to overcome tremendous challenges to make sure our customers get what they need when they need it. I salute their dedication and support," said John C. Textor, Chairman and CEO of BabyUniverse.

"We understand how important our work is to families and their babies, and that's why, even with the turbulence around us, BabyUniverse did not miss a beat. At the same time, everyone in the BabyUniverse family stands shoulder-to-shoulder with those who are suffering from this terrible storm, and we honor those who are working so hard to help them."

BabyUniverse features the largest online selection of products for the baby, toddler and maternity market in the world, with 33,500 products, offering more than 100,000 SKUs from 450 manufacturers. The company also offers 24-7 access, convenient product bundles, easy navigation through its site, fast shipping and expert guidance on everything from gifts to parenting.

About BabyUniverse, Inc.

BabyUniverse (http://www.babyuniverse.com) is a leading online retailer of brand-name baby, toddler and maternity products in the United States. BabyUniverse is being built through organic growth strategies and strategic acquisitions. The most recent acquisition is DreamTimeBaby.com, a growing online retailer of brand-name baby merchandise focusing on high-quality bedding products (http://www.dreamtimebaby.com).

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Georgianne Brown
    BabyUniverse
    954-771-5160 x 217

    Media Contact:
    Eric Goldman
    Neale-May & Partners
    212 213-5400 x202