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Mar 15, 2017, 16:44 ET REI Co-op Gives Back Nearly 70 percent of Profits to the Outdoor Community after Year of Record Revenues in 2016

Today REI, the outdoor co-op, announced record revenues for 2016 and highlighted how it gives back nearly 70 percent of its profits to the outdoor...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:52 ET REI Co-op Makes Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List for 20th Consecutive Year

For the 20th consecutive year, REI employees earned the co-op a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global...


Feb 22, 2017, 15:00 ET REI Announces 2017 Outessa Retreats Designed To Connect Women with the Outdoors Through Experiences, Inspiration and Adventures

REI, the outdoor co-op and national specialty retailer, announced its 2017 REI Outessa retreats with three immersive, three-day outdoor...


Dec 21, 2016, 11:00 ET REI Sets New Standard for Sustainable Operations with First U.S. LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy Distribution Center

Today, REI announced a major milestone in its continued work to lead on sustainable operations. Its newest distribution center, located in...


Oct 25, 2016, 18:14 ET REI CEO Invites More Organizations to Join #OptOutside, Offers Heartfelt Thank You to Employees and 300 Groups Already Setting Out to Create New Holiday Tradition

REI, the outdoor co-op, thanks hundreds of nonprofit, public and private sector partners who announced the launch of #OptOutside yesterday....


Oct 24, 2016, 09:00 ET REI Brings Back #OptOutside - This Year More than 275 Organizations Ask America "Will You Go Out With Us?"

REI, the $2.4 billion outdoor co-op, has announced that it will close its doors once more this Black Friday. Stepping up its effort to create a...


Oct 21, 2016, 15:00 ET REI Opens Doors of its DC Flagship in Historic Washington Coliseum

REI, the national outdoor co-op, opens its fifth flagship store today in Washington, D.C. REI has been running 100 days of outdoor events this...


Sep 28, 2016, 14:19 ET REI's New Distribution Center Designed to be Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum

 REI, the specialty outdoor co-op, has designed its new distribution center to be Net Zero Energy and is pursuing LEED Platinum—the...


Apr 18, 2016, 12:41 ET The REI Foundation Announces Historic Investment in the Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

This week The REI Foundation announced an unprecedented $1 million investment in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to...


Apr 15, 2016, 11:15 ET REI Funds Construction of the First Relief Center in Nepal's Namche Bazaar and Green Energy Project in a Remote Community; Year-long Effort Supports Sustainable Living and Tourism

REI Adventures has introduced thousands of trekkers to Nepal's high Himalayas, ancient temples and traditional cultures over the past 30 years. In...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:00 ET REI Releases 2015 Stewardship and Earnings Report, Gives Back Three-Quarters of Profit to Outdoor Community and Opens Voting for Board Members

 REI, the specialty outdoor co-op, has released a combined earnings and Stewardship Report, announcing record revenues and millions of dollars...


Feb 02, 2016, 09:00 ET REI to Deepen Its Roots in New York and Florida with New Stores over Next Two Years

Outdoor adventurers throughout Western New York State and Central Florida can visit new REI stores at CityGate in Rochester, N.Y., in the fall of...


Nov 23, 2015, 13:59 ET REI's #OptOutside Movement Close to 1 Million Mark as Black Friday Approaches

 What started as REI's Black Friday store closure announcement and commitment to pay 12,000 employees to take the day off the busiest day in...


Oct 27, 2015, 06:00 ET REI Closing its Doors on Black Friday - Invites Nation to OptOutside

In a letter addressed to its 5.5 million members, REI, the nation's largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced plans to...


Oct 15, 2015, 11:47 ET REI to Bring Outdoor Expertise to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2016 and Relocate its Rockville, Md., Store in 2017

 Over the next two years, REI, a specialty outdoor retailer and the nation's largest consumer co-op, will open a new store in Fort Worth,...


Sep 08, 2015, 15:38 ET REI Brings Outdoor Gear and Adventures to Bellevue, Wash. in the Fall of 2016

 Outdoor lovers on the eastside of Puget Sound can visit a new REI location in Bellevue when the Redmond store is relocated in the fall of...


Feb 10, 2015, 11:15 ET REI to open in Christiana, Del., Virginia Beach, Va. and West Des Moines, Iowa

 People who love to play outdoors will be getting inspired, gearing up and tapping into a wealth of expert advice at new REI stores in...


Jan 28, 2015, 17:30 ET National Outdoor Retailer REI to Open Flagship in Historic Uline Arena in Washington, D.C.

Today, lovers of the outdoors learned that the country's largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.),...


Jan 20, 2015, 15:33 ET REI and the American Council on Exercise Team Up to Help Consumers Get Fit and Reach Outdoor Goals

 REI and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have joined forces to invigorate the personal fitness landscape. Beginning in February, people...


Nov 11, 2014, 15:15 ET REI Welcomes Ben Steele as Chief Creative Officer

 Leading national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI has hired Ben Steele as the company's first chief creative officer. Steele most...


Sep 25, 2014, 11:15 ET REI Expands in Los Angeles Next Year with New Store at the Village at Westfield Topanga

In the fall of 2015, adventurers in the San Fernando Valley can gear up for their outdoor outings at a new REI store. The nearly 30,000 square...


Sep 23, 2014, 15:05 ET REI Promotes Leaders Annie Zipfel and Julie Averill, Welcomes Mark Stoddard

 At REI's annual leadership conference, a gathering of leaders representing 135 stores and all headquarters divisions, company president and...


Sep 23, 2014, 12:00 ET REI to be Exclusive U.S. Retailer for GHOST Brand Bicycles

 REI, a national outdoor gear and apparel retailer, and GHOST, manufacturer of high-performance German mountain bikes, are partnering to...


Aug 21, 2014, 14:00 ET REI Promotes Company Officers Eric Artz and Susan Viscon

Leading national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI promoted Eric Artz, chief financial officer (CFO), to the additional role of chief operating...


Aug 05, 2014, 15:40 ET REI Grants Help People Care for and Connect with the Great Outdoors

 This year, REI will build upon a long-standing commitment to maintain the outdoors and help people connect with recreational opportunities by...