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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
The Right Start Inc., Westlake Village, reported a net loss of $3.6 million for the second quarter ended July 29 compared to a net loss of $2.7 million for the second quarter last year. Sales rose to $14.7 million from $10.7 million. Right Start sells developmental, educational and care products for infants and children through catalogs, 53 retail stores and an online store.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
The Right Start Inc., Westlake Village, reported a net loss of $3.6 million for the second quarter ended July 29 compared to a net loss of $2.7 million for the second quarter last year. Sales rose to $14.7 million from $10.7 million. Right Start sells developmental, educational and care products for infants and children through catalogs, 53 retail stores and an online store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999
The Right Start Inc., Westlake Village, reported a net loss of $2.7 million for the second quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $1 million for the same period last year. Revenue increased to $10.6 million from $8.8 million. The company markets high-end products for infants and toddlers through its retail stores, the Right Start catalog and its Web site--http://www.rightstart.com.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1992
The Right Start Inc., a juvenile products catalogue company in Westlake Village, has teamed with Reebok International Ltd.'s Weebok division, to launch a Weebok children's catalogue. Weebok is the children's apparel and footwear unit of the Stoughton, Mass., athletic shoe maker. The new catalogue will feature Weebok's complete line of infant and toddler apparel, footwear and accessories. It will be mailed nationally during the first quarter of 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999
The Right Start Inc., Westlake Village, reported a net loss of $2.7 million for the second quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $1 million for the same period last year. Revenue increased to $10.6 million from $8.8 million. The company markets high-end products for infants and toddlers through its retail stores, the Right Start catalog and its Web site--http://www.rightstart.com.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village-based juvenile products catalog company, said it has agreed to open a Right Start operation on a test basis in one of Rich's department stores in Atlanta. Rich's, which has 13 stores in the Atlanta area, is a division of Federated Department Stores Inc. Right Start said that beginning in September its merchandise will occupy 2,300 square feet of space in Rich's Lenox Square store in north Atlanta.
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
December 15, 1992
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village marketer of children's items by catalogue, said its fiscal second-quarter profit fell 23% from a year earlier despite a 55% jump in revenue. In the quarter ended Nov. 25, Right Start's net income fell to $204,000 from $266,000 a year earlier, even though its revenue climbed to $10.1 million from $6.55 million.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1991
The Right Start Inc., a mail-order marketer of children's merchandise, has completed an initial public stock offering that provided the Westlake Village company with $11.5 million in gross proceeds. Two million common shares of Right Start were offered to the public last week for $5.75 a share. The stock was offered by American Recreation Centers Inc., a Sacramento-based concern that formerly owned all of Right Start.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
The Right Start Inc., the Westlake Village retailer of clothes and other items for young children, said Monday that it has cut its losses and is making plans for a new presence on the Internet. For the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, 1999, the company reported a net loss of $1.06 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $3.24 million or 64 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. The figures include a noncash accounting charge for debt discount amortization of $2.38 million and a noncash accounting gain of $1.18 million, both related to the company's previously announced recapitalization.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1998
After closing eight stores during the first half of 1998, Right Start Inc. reported reduced sales and narrowed losses for the six months that ended Aug. 1. For the six months, sales at the company, which markets products for infants and young children, were $17.8 million, against nearly $20 million for the same period in 1997. For the 1998 period, the company posted a net loss of $2.3 million or 23 cents per share, compared with a net loss of nearly $4 million or 46 cents per share last year.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1997
Right Start Inc. saw narrowed losses in its second quarter while its revenues increased 4%. The Westlake Village-based retailer of children's products posted a net loss of $1.9 million for the quarter that ended Aug. 2, compared with a loss of $2.9 million a year earlier. Sales in the latest quarter increased to $10 million from $9.6 million a year ago. For the six months, Right Start posted a net loss of $3.9 million, up 12% from a net loss of $3.5 million a year ago.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1997
Right Start Inc. saw its losses widen in its first quarter while sales fell by 8%. The Westlake Village-based retailer of children's products posted a net loss of $1.98 million in the quarter that ended May 3, compared with a loss of $554,000 a year earlier. Sales in the latest quarter fell to $9.9 million, down from $10.8 million in the same period a year earlier. The sales decline was due to a $3-million drop in the company's catalog sales in the first quarter.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1997
Right Start Inc. said it will cut back on its previous plans to open more than two dozen new stores. The Westlake Village-based marketer of products for young children currently has 37 retail stores, plus a catalog sales operation. The company had planned to open 30 more stores in the 12 months that will end in January 1998. The company now has four new store sites that it plans to open.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1997
Right Start Inc. said it's slowing its store expansion plans because it's growing too rapidly. The Westlake Village-based children's retailer said it will focus on improving its strategy and operating systems. Right Start, which operates 37 stores and a catalog, previously planned to open about 30 stores by next year. It currently has four stores under development. The company lost $1.7 million, or 21 cents a share, in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1995
The Right Start Inc., a Westlake Village seller of products for infants and young children, reported revenues of $45.7 million for the fiscal year ended May 31, compared with revenues of $50.5 million for the fiscal year ended May 25, 1994. The company recorded a net loss for fiscal 1995 of $2.1 million, or 33 cents per share, compared with net income of $176,000, or 3 cents per share, last year.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992
The Right Start Inc., a mail-order catalogue company specializing in children's items, posted a $60,000 loss for its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 26. The loss compared with a year-earlier profit of $294,000 and reflected "poor response rates for its 1991 holiday catalogue as a result of the recession," the Westlake Village-based company said. Its third-quarter revenue rose 7%, to $5.46 million from $5.10 million.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1997
Right Start Inc. will change its fiscal year. Previously, the Westlake Village-based retailer and mail-order catalog marketer of infants clothing had a fiscal year that ended in May. Now the company will shift its fiscal year to close in January. Right Start said this will put its results more in line with other retail chains. Right Start has 37 retail stores, plus its catalog.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1996
Right Start Inc. posted a large loss in its first quarter on a 7% decline in revenues. The Westlake Village-based concern markets products for babies and young children through retail stores and a catalog. In the quarter that ended Aug. 31, the company lost $1.57 million, compared to a profit of $34,000 in the same period a year earlier. Sales in the latest quarter were $8.89 million, down from $9.54 million last year.
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