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Nov 14, 2019, 11:00 ET REI Co-op to open four new stores on November 15

For the first time in its 81-year history, REI Co-op will open four new stores in a single day on November 15, bringing quality outdoor gear,...


Oct 30, 2019, 09:00 ET REI Co-op expands efforts to understand the link between time spent in nature and human wellbeing with a new study

Today, REI Co-op announces it has donated a $150,000 gift toward a long-term national study exploring the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of ...


Oct 23, 2019, 08:00 ET As REI Co-op prepares to #OptOutside for fifth year, CEO says it's not enough

For the fifth time this Black Friday, REI Co-op will close all its stores, process no online payments and pay all 13,000 employees to #OptOutside...


Oct 10, 2019, 09:00 ET REI brings customers broader product selection, more sizes and color options online

REI Co-op is making it easier for customers to find a wider variety of products for their outdoor activities by beginning a major expansion of gear...


Aug 27, 2019, 13:00 ET REI Co-op launches new credit card benefits for cardholders to enjoy a life outdoors

REI Co-op is adding new benefits to its REI Co-op World Elite Mastercard®, making it easier than ever for cardholders to enjoy life outdoors. In...


Jul 09, 2019, 10:16 ET REI Co-op and AutoCamp partnership brings guided day experiences to Yosemite National Park

With summer in full swing, REI Co-op and AutoCamp are bringing new immersive experiences to Yosemite National Park. REI has launched six fully guided ...


Jun 20, 2019, 05:00 ET REI Co-op announces two new efforts to bolster environmental and outdoor journalism

REI Co-op is launching a new venture to lift up environmental and outdoor journalism through the debut of its own print magazine this fall, and a new ...


May 09, 2019, 14:29 ET REI Co-op expands e-bike offerings, announces support for nonprofits focused on unifying regulations and building better access across the nation

Today, REI Co-op announced plans to more than double its e-bike offerings in 2019, the next step in a significant expansion of its cycle program. The ...


May 06, 2019, 19:05 ET ­REI Co-op names Eric Artz its eighth president and CEO

Today REI Co-op's board of directors named Eric Artz as president and CEO, effective immediately. He is the eighth person to serve as CEO in the...


May 02, 2019, 11:00 ET REI Co-op to invest up to $1 million in the National Forest Foundation in 2019

REI will donate up to $1 million to the National Forest Foundation in 2019 in continuation of a commitment that began in 2017 and bringing the...


May 02, 2019, 10:33 ET REI launches Under 35 adventure travel trips packed with share-worthy moments

Adventure travel leader REI is launching its first Under 35 trip collection. Each immersive experience is packed with hiking, biking, paddling and...


Apr 16, 2019, 10:28 ET REI ramps up cycling adventure travel assortment by doubling number of itineraries; adds options for eBike and bring your own bike to appeal to cyclists' broad interests and abilities

This year adventure travel leader REI is doubling the number of cycling adventures to more than 40 itineraries to satisfy the growing interest of...


Apr 15, 2019, 08:00 ET REI Co-op expands its paddling business to offer more ways for people to try gear, connect with one another and get onto the water

This year, REI Co-op will offer customers more ways to enjoy their favorite watersports by adding Hobie products to its line of specialty water...


Apr 09, 2019, 07:00 ET REI Co-op announces record financial results, major expansion of rentals and used gear

REI Co-op published its annual stewardship report today, announcing record 2018 financial results and significant progress toward making a positive...


Mar 14, 2019, 15:01 ET Give the gift of the outdoors: REI Co-op revamps its registry experience to offer non-traditional gifts for a new generation of customers

REI Co-op is revamping its gift registry experience, making it easier than ever for members and customers to celebrate life's big moments with the...


Mar 11, 2019, 08:00 ET REI Co-op marks $100 million invested in life outdoors and invites members to help award funding in their local communities

REI Co-op will reach a major impact milestone this year - $100 million invested in stewardship of the outdoors. To celebrate, today the co-op is...


Feb 28, 2019, 03:01 ET REI Co-op makes major investments in cycling this year, including new premium partnerships

REI Co-op is launching a major expansion of its cycling business in 2019. This year, the co-op will offer Bontrager premium accessories and apparel,...


Jan 31, 2019, 12:30 ET REI Co-op honors Arbor Collective as top vendor partner of 2018, and delivers Root Award to Costa's Untangled Collection for its innovative sunglass frames made from recycled fishing nets found in the ocean

Each day, leading outdoor retailer REI Co-op offers top gear and apparel from thousands of established and up-and-coming outdoor brands. During the...


Jan 29, 2019, 12:26 ET New REI Co-op Brands gear inspires backpacking and camping adventures with new Flash Packs, Kingdom and Quarter Dome tents and a Flexlight Air Chair weighing 1 pound

The REI Co-op has been delivering quality gear and apparel at great prices to members for over 80 years. This spring, the co-op is releasing new...


Dec 10, 2018, 17:29 ET REI Co-op expands gear rental program across the country

REI customers can enjoy snowy adventures this winter at a fraction of the cost. Starting this month, outdoor enthusiasts from kids to adults can rent ...


Nov 14, 2018, 08:00 ET REI Co-op and The Trust for Public Land unveil new list of top 50 cities to #OptOutside

As millions of Americans gear up to spend Black Friday outdoors with friends and family, REI Co-op and The Trust for Public Land have unveiled the...


Oct 31, 2018, 15:49 ET REI Co-op launches Camping Project, an interactive guide to your next camping adventure

REI Co-op today launches Camping Project, an all-new product that enables users to search for bookable campsites and outdoor properties by location...


Oct 23, 2018, 08:00 ET #OptOutside: REI Co-op to close all stores again on Black Friday and Thanksgiving; CEO calls on Americans to disconnect from their devices, break up their routines, reconnect with nature

For the fourth year in a row, this Black Friday REI Co-op will close all 153 stores, process no online payments and pay more than 12,000 employees to ...


Oct 16, 2018, 05:01 ET REI Co-op debuts new stylish lifestyle collection celebrating its heritage

Since 1938, REI has been known for selling great gear, stewarding outdoor spaces and helping people get outside. This fall, REI is launching the...


Oct 10, 2018, 10:00 ET REI Co-op continues commitment to sustainability by hosting 11 used gear swaps across the country on Oct. 27

As part of its 80-year commitment to sustainability, REI Co-op is hosting used gear swaps in 11 stores across the country on Oct. 27. REI members are ...