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Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree is a San Francisco concern with stores designed to create a safe place for kids.

The company traces its history to 1970 when Joan Barnes went on a search to find a safe place to play with her newborn. According to USA Today the effort started with a program called KinderGym in the basement of the Marin County JCC.

KinderGym transformed into the Gymboree Play & Music program and, with a dose of venture capital, quickly expanded to play areas across the US. In the 1980s, Gymboree added a line of clothes to augment its play areas. When Ms. Barnes left Gymboree in 1990, Gymboree had over 400 stores. The Yahoo! profile reports that Gymboree had 786 stores in February 2008. Hoovers reports that, in 2008, Gymboree had over 10,000 employees and $920 million in sales.

Gymboree Classes has information on classes offered at Gymboree. Crazy 8 is a new effort by Gymboree to provide clothing at a lower cost. The new Janie and Jack stores carry finely crafted clothing for the little ones.

GymboFriends.com is an online forum of things related to Gymboree and Gymboree Clothes.

Gymboree trades on the NASDAQ with the symbol GYMB.

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