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Kids II Recognized with Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" Award

2nd consecutive year for the company, 1 of only 16 named in the Atlanta Area

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids II, one of the world's leading infant and toddler product companies, recently caught the attention of renowned business publication, Inc. Magazine, joining the ranks of top global corporations. The company has been awarded a position on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for a second consecutive year, and is one of only 16 chosen in the Atlanta area.  Inc. Magazine's qualifications for such an acknowledgment include demonstrated job creation, revenue growth and employee headcounts.  Kids II placed #2949 out of the total 5000, an exceptional leap from #3051 in 2010.

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"We are honored to continue to receive awards for our dedication, commitment and phenomenal growth while developing the infant and toddler industry's most relevant brands, products and designs," says Ryan Gunnigle, president and CEO of Kids II. "Even if we don't receive a physical award, I am rewarded every day with the work and passion that exudes from our team, resulting in some of the most inventive and innovative products and designs the industry has ever seen. The awards and recognition confirm what I experience every day with this dynamic team and informs the world of how we are impacting the market."

With a proven 42-year track record, Kids II works with the world's leading retailers and produces award-winning products that have revolutionized the industry.  The company continues to climb in more than just rankings by consistently gaining new ground, growing in research and development, industry leadership, and daily innovation.

Kids II was also recently recognized as a top company in the Cox Family Business Awards. It qualified because it met and/or exceeded the requirements of proven business success, positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community and innovative business practices and strategy.

About Kids II, Inc.
Kids II has been inventing and reinventing infant and toddler toys and gear for more than 40 years and has quickly become one of the world's fastest growing baby product companies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Kids II spans globally with operations in six continents serving customers in more than 70 countries. Driven by innovation, design and a comprehensive brand portfolio, Kids II is the next generation leader of infant and toddler products.

Kids II designs, markets and distributes more than 400 unique infant and toddler products, selling more than 22.8 million items per year. On average, it launches 125 new products a year. Under its flagship brands, Kids II has produced more than 100 award-winning products.

The brand portfolio strength runs deep under the Kids II umbrella, which includes its brands Bright Starts™, InGenuity™ and Comfort & Harmony™, as well as licenses to design and manufacture products for Disney™, Baby Einstein™ Rhino Toys™ and Taggies™.

Kids II's international affiliate operations are located in Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico. Visit  


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