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July 21, 1992
Right Start Inc., citing the recession, said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit dropped 42% from a year earlier on little change in revenue. The company, a Westlake Village-based marketer of children's items by catalogue, said its net income in the quarter ended May 27 fell to $195,000 from $335,000 a year earlier. Its revenue totaled $6.93 million, down from $6.96 million.
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November 20, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calabasas-based toy retailer Right Start Inc. said Monday that it will buy the famed FAO Schwarz toy chain, solidifying the California company's position as the biggest retailer of educational and pricier toys.
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BUSINESS
July 28, 1992
Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village marketer of children's items by catalogue, said it agreed to acquire Children's Wear Digest, a Richmond, Va., a mail-order catalogue for children's clothing. The purchase price was not disclosed. Children's Wear Digest, with $3.7 million in revenue last year, markets clothing for children ages 2 to 12. Right Start, whose catalogues offer toys, strollers, bath items and other products for children up to age 4, had revenue of $27.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Right Start Inc. suffered a second straight quarter of losses as restructuring write-offs continued to hurt the Westlake Village company's bottom line. Company figures released for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year, which ended June 1, showed overall losses. Included in the results are expenses and write-offs of about $2.7 million for the year and $1.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1995
Catalogue merchandiser the Right Start Inc. has become the first electronic store on the Internet Shopping Network, an on-line retail service formed two years ago to sell name-brand merchandise to Internet-connected customers. Right Start, based in Westlake Village, will sell its gifts, toys and accessories for infants and toddlers over the network, a division of cable television's Home Shopping Network.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992
Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village mail-order catalogue merchant of children's items, said its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 31% from a year earlier despite a 14% increase in revenue. In the quarter ended Aug. 26, Right Start's net income fell to $290,000 from $419,000 a year earlier, while its revenue climbed to $9.64 million from $8.46 million. Right Start said the lower earnings reflected higher costs related to filling orders for out-of-stock merchandise.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1996
Right Start Inc., the Westlake Village baby-care products concern, reported a narrower loss in its second quarter on a 12% drop in revenues. For the quarter that ended Nov. 29, Right Start posted a $628,000 loss compared to a $1.4-million loss a year earlier. Sales in the latest quarter fell to $10.5 million, down from $11.8 million a year ago. For the six months, the company's loss narrowed to $594,000, down from a $1.4-million loss a year ago. Sales for the latest six months fell 22% to $20.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village marketer of merchandise for infants and young children, blamed reduced catalog sales and the cost of relocating a warehouse for some of its losses in its latest quarter. The nationwide retailer had a net loss of $628,000, or 10 cents a share, on sales of $10.5 million in the three months that ended Nov. 29. This compared with a loss of $1.4 million, or 23 cents share, on sales of $11.8 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calabasas-based toy retailer Right Start Inc. said Monday that it will buy the famed FAO Schwarz toy chain, solidifying the California company's position as the biggest retailer of educational and pricier toys.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1995
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village-based seller of apparel and other products for infants, said it has completed the previously announced sale of its Children's Wear Digest catalogue business. The sale generated $2.5 million in cash, The Right Start said. The sale agreement includes provisions for the company to continue telemarketing operations for the catalogue.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village marketer of merchandise for infants and young children, blamed reduced catalog sales and the cost of relocating a warehouse for some of its losses in its latest quarter. The nationwide retailer had a net loss of $628,000, or 10 cents a share, on sales of $10.5 million in the three months that ended Nov. 29. This compared with a loss of $1.4 million, or 23 cents share, on sales of $11.8 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1996
Right Start Inc., the Westlake Village baby-care products concern, reported a narrower loss in its second quarter on a 12% drop in revenues. For the quarter that ended Nov. 29, Right Start posted a $628,000 loss compared to a $1.4-million loss a year earlier. Sales in the latest quarter fell to $10.5 million, down from $11.8 million a year ago. For the six months, the company's loss narrowed to $594,000, down from a $1.4-million loss a year ago. Sales for the latest six months fell 22% to $20.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1995
Catalogue merchandiser the Right Start Inc. has become the first electronic store on the Internet Shopping Network, an on-line retail service formed two years ago to sell name-brand merchandise to Internet-connected customers. Right Start, based in Westlake Village, will sell its gifts, toys and accessories for infants and toddlers over the network, a division of cable television's Home Shopping Network.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1995
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village-based seller of apparel and other products for infants, said it has completed the previously announced sale of its Children's Wear Digest catalogue business. The sale generated $2.5 million in cash, The Right Start said. The sale agreement includes provisions for the company to continue telemarketing operations for the catalogue.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1994
The Right Start Inc. reported earnings of $155,000 for the third quarter ended Feb. 23, up from $146,000 for the same period in 1993. However, the company reported a loss of $186,000 for the first nine months, compared to earnings of $640,000 for the same period last year. Revenues increased 27% to $10.9 million for the third quarter, up from $8.5 million for the same period last year. Revenues for the year-to-date period were reported at $40.5 million, up from $28.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992
Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village mail-order catalogue merchant of children's items, said its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 31% from a year earlier despite a 14% increase in revenue. In the quarter ended Aug. 26, Right Start's net income fell to $290,000 from $419,000 a year earlier, while its revenue climbed to $9.64 million from $8.46 million. Right Start said the lower earnings reflected higher costs related to filling orders for out-of-stock merchandise.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Right Start Inc. suffered a second straight quarter of losses as restructuring write-offs continued to hurt the Westlake Village company's bottom line. Company figures released for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year, which ended June 1, showed overall losses. Included in the results are expenses and write-offs of about $2.7 million for the year and $1.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1994
The Right Start Inc. reported earnings of $155,000 for the third quarter ended Feb. 23, up from $146,000 for the same period in 1993. However, the company reported a loss of $186,000 for the first nine months, compared to earnings of $640,000 for the same period last year. Revenues increased 27% to $10.9 million for the third quarter, up from $8.5 million for the same period last year. Revenues for the year-to-date period were reported at $40.5 million, up from $28.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1992
Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village marketer of children's items by catalogue, said it agreed to acquire Children's Wear Digest, a Richmond, Va., a mail-order catalogue for children's clothing. The purchase price was not disclosed. Children's Wear Digest, with $3.7 million in revenue last year, markets clothing for children ages 2 to 12. Right Start, whose catalogues offer toys, strollers, bath items and other products for children up to age 4, had revenue of $27.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1992
Right Start Inc., citing the recession, said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit dropped 42% from a year earlier on little change in revenue. The company, a Westlake Village-based marketer of children's items by catalogue, said its net income in the quarter ended May 27 fell to $195,000 from $335,000 a year earlier. Its revenue totaled $6.93 million, down from $6.96 million.
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