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Nov 12, 2020, 09:00 ET REI Adventure Travel Lowers Minimum Guest Number on its Private Departures

Leveraging 30 years of adventure travel leadership, REI Co-op enhanced its private departures offering for its global trip assortment to make it...


Oct 06, 2020, 14:05 ET REI Co-op Editors' Choice Awards honor top products helping people get outdoors

REI introduces the REI Co-op Editors' Choice Awards, a designation honoring gear and apparel from brands sold at the co-op that represent REI...


Feb 27, 2020, 16:45 ET REI launches multiday active vacations in Shenandoah National Park and first international backpacking trip in Patagonia

REI Co-op's adventure travel company has introduced its first active trips in Shenandoah National Park, along with new trips in Norway and Slovenia....


Aug 15, 2019, 12:22 ET REI expands partnership with NOLS to create two-day Wilderness Safety Training courses perfect for weekend warriors

REI Co-op and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) are launching a first-of-its-kind wilderness preparedness course offering Wilderness Safety...


Nov 21, 2018, 09:05 ET REI Adventures announces new multiday trips in Southern Africa, Europe and National Parks; expands women's collection and adds more entry level trips

REI Adventures, the active adventure travel company of national outdoor co-op REI, has added 30 new trips this year, including South Africa,...


Aug 07, 2018, 08:00 ET REI continues support of National Scenic Trails, invests nearly $645,000 in 2018

In celebration of 50 years of National Scenic Trails, REI Co-op is investing a total of $643,000 in 17 nonprofit organizations dedicated to...


Jun 19, 2018, 10:01 ET PVRIS and Mavis Staples to headline REI Outessafest

REI today announces the music lineup for Outessafest – two new festivals at Patuxent River Park in the Washington D.C. area and Shakori Hills in...


Jun 06, 2018, 09:00 ET REI partners with "5,000 Miles of Wild" to celebrate anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act this October, REI announced its partnership with "5,000 Miles of Wild." This ...


May 16, 2018, 09:02 ET REI announces 2018 dates and locations of new Outessafest outdoor festivals

REI today announces 2018 dates and locations for two all-new one-day festivals celebrating women, music and the outdoors. Join Outessafest at...


Feb 15, 2018, 12:22 ET REI Co-op makes Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 21st consecutive year

For the 21st consecutive year, REI was recognized as one of the nation's top employers, ranking 43 on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list....


Nov 07, 2017, 12:22 ET REI and POWDR Partner to Deliver Adventure Lifestyle Experiences at Copper Mountain and Eldora

REI and POWDR have formed a strategic partnership that kicks off mid-November with exciting new adventure lifestyle programs and events. Full...


Oct 30, 2017, 08:00 ET REI Co-op to close all stores on Black Friday for the third year of #OptOutside, growing its effort to create "new American tradition" with the help of hundreds of organizations

For the third year running, REI Co-op, the nation's largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced that it will close its 151...


Oct 17, 2017, 11:00 ET REI Adventures Launches New Destinations, Expands its Easy Active and Signature Camping Offerings

REI Adventures, the active travel company part of national outdoor co-op REI, is launching 20 trips, bringing the total for the year to more than 40...


Aug 23, 2017, 06:01 ET REI Co-op Announces Force of Nature Fund Grantees, Completes $1M Investment this Year in Nonprofits That Connect Women with the Outdoors

As part of its commitment to create access to the outdoors for all, REI has invested $1 million in organizations across the country that are creating ...


Apr 03, 2017, 14:55 ET REI Launches Force of Nature to Reset Perception of the Outdoors

Outdoor co-op REI today launched a comprehensive effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors, encouraging millions of its members to embrace the...


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, 09:52 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 research ...


Feb 22, 2017, 14:00 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 adventures...


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 Goodyear,...


Oct 25, 2016, 06:14 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. Prominent ...


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, 03:00 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 summer ...


Sep 28, 2016, 02:19 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 highest level in...


Jul 14, 2016, 08:00 ET REI Invites America to Get Outside with Over 400 Free Outdoor Events across the Nation in One Weekend

As summer heats up everywhere, REI is holding is first-ever national free weekend of Outdoor School on July 30-31 to bring people together outside....


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 inspire,...