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REI to Outfit Outdoor Adventurers in San Antonio, Texas and Jacksonville, Fla.

March 6, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, is introducing its outdoor expertise to two new communities by opening a store in San Antonio, Texas in the fall of 2012 and its first Florida location in Jacksonville in the spring of 2013.

REI Appoints Angela Owen as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Lee Fromson as Senior Vice President of Merchandising

February 21, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, has announced that Angela Owen has been named senior vice president of Marketing and Lee Fromson has become senior vice president of Merchandising.

REI Awards Stewardship Leader Grants of $600,000 to 14 Nonprofits

February 6, 2012

SEATTLE - REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today announced the distribution of $600,000 to 14 nonprofit partners across the country through its Stewardship Leader Grants. REI selected one leading organization in each of its largest markets to provide larger grants for their volunteer programming, as well as local REI outreach team support.

REI Announces 2011 Vendor Partner Award Recipients

January 20, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced its 2011 Vendor Partner of the Year award recipients during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show. For the second year in a row, Vibram® USA, best known for its high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear, including Vibram FiveFingers®, received top honors as REI’s Vendor Partner of the Year.

REI’s Private Brand Announces its Fall 2012 Line

January 20, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) announced its new lineup of exclusive gear and apparel for fall 2012 during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow. Available to members and customers starting in August, the latest additions to the gear and apparel line keep people warm and comfortable during their outdoor adventures this fall and winter.

REI Ranks Number Eight on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

January 19, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that it is number eight on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The recognition marks the highest-ever ranking for REI and 15th consecutive year of being named to the list.

The Mountaineers Receive $50,000 Grant from the REI Foundation to Support Outdoor Youth Programming

December 28, 2011

The REI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, awarded its annual $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to The Mountaineers, the Seattle-based outdoor education, recreation and conservation nonprofit founded in 1906.

REI to Open Stores in Cincinnati, Ohio, Medford, Ore. and Cary, N.C.

December 14, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open new stores in Cincinnati, Ohio and Medford, Ore., and relocate its current location in Cary, N.C.

REI Sets Up Camp in New York with SoHo Location

November 30, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, will hold the grand opening of REI SoHo, its first location in New York City, in the Puck Building on December 2 through 4.

Discover Outdoor Adventure with REI this Holiday Season

November 22, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, is ready to help outfit the entire family for any weather this season.

Get Prepped for an Action-Packed Snow Season

October 24, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announces its Winter Gear Guide, a one-stop shop with top picks for winter gear and apparel, an intro into rocker technology, an updated snow report application for smartphone users, and great ideas for winter family fun.

REI Adventures Announces New Trips for 2012

October 13, 2011

REI Adventures, a leader in guided global active adventure travel, has announced its 2012 lineup of new trips that will take travelers around the world to unforgettable destinations for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From hiking and ice climbing to cycling and snowshoeing, REI’s new itineraries give travelers an opportunity to explore the rich culture, delicious cuisine and fascinating landscapes in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.

REI Announces 2012 Novara Bicycle Line

September 14, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, has announced its 2012 line of Novara-brand bicycles during the Interbike® International Bike Expo.

REI Names Rick Bingle New Vice President, Supply Chain

September 8, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today announced Rick Bingle has been named the company’s vice president, supply chain. The new position recognizes the critical role that distribution and logistics plays in delivering exceptional service to REI’s members.

REI Gear & Apparel Announces Spring 2012 Line

August 4, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today unveils its spring 2012 line of exclusive REI-brand gear and apparel, during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow. As a trusted outdoor brand, REI continues to inspire people of all ages to have fun experiences while recreating outdoors.

REI Awards $4.2 Million to Nonprofit Partners that Restore Outdoor Spaces

August 2, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today announced plans to grant $4.2 million this year to nonprofits across the country that work to preserve and maintain natural spaces through active volunteer programs.

Outdoor Industry, REI Commend Western Governors’ “Get Out West” Initiative

July 1, 2011

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and member company REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) praised the launch of a new initiative by the Western Governors' Association (WGA) titled “Get Out West,” which was announced at the association's annual meeting yesterday.  The initiative was championed by new WGA Chair and Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire.

Audubon and REI Foundation Expand Innovative Nature Education Program

June 30, 2011

The National Audubon Society and The REI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, are kicking off the second phase of an innovative collaboration launched last year. The initiative seeks to make hands-on nature experiences engaging and accessible for people of all backgrounds – including residents of underserved communities.  Renewed funding from The REI Foundation will enable Audubon to expand the reach of this program to four new cities.

DEMAND MEDIA AND REI ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO INTRODUCE AN INTEGRATED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AND TRAILS CONTENT

June 29, 2011

Demand Media® (NYSE: DMD) and REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) today announced a three-year partnership that provides outdoor enthusiasts with helpful insight on recreation locations via REI Guidepost on the retailer’s website and a compelling shopping experience at the Trails.com Gear Store.

REI to Open its First Indiana Store in Indianapolis Next Year

June 10, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Plaza at Castleton next spring.

REI’s 2010 Stewardship Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability, Community Connections and Workplace Engagement

June 1, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and apparel retailer, released its fifth annual stewardship report, detailing the company's progress in calendar year 2010 to address its operational environmental impact, efforts to protect outdoor spaces, and performance in providing an inclusive and rewarding workplace.

REI Programs, Events and Products Help Families Enjoy Outdoor Summer Adventures

May 24, 2011

SEATTLE – Whether hiking, biking, camping or paddling, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, encourages families to schedule outdoor fun this summer and helps them get started by offering programs, classes, events and products.

REI Announces Green Energy Project Grant

April 28, 2011

REI Adventures, a leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs, announced that a grant of $87,000 has been awarded to Nepal SEEDS, a nonprofit organization focused on improving social, educational and environmental development. The grant, made possible through REI’s partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), will help fund biogas projects to improve the lives of residents of small villages and communities near where REI Adventures’ Royal Trek trip operates in Nepal. 

REI to Open its First South Carolina Store in Greenville This Fall

April 27, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Greenville, S.C. this fall.

REI Announces 2011 Board Election Results at Annual Membership Meeting

April 11, 2011

SEATTLE – Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) announced the results of the 2011 board elections during its annual membership meeting held Sunday, April 10 at its Seattle flagship store.

REI Announces 2010 Revenues and Record Operating Income

March 28, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, today announced 2010 sales of $1.66 billion, up 14 percent from $1.46 billion the previous year. Operating income for the year was a record $115.4 million, an increase of 15 percent over $100.6 million in 2009. Net income in 2010 was $30.2 million, up 1.4 percent from $29.8 million in the previous year. The company’s direct sales channel, which includes online and catalog sales, grew by 22.9 percent. Comp store sales grew by 8.1 percent, up from negative 3.5 percent in 2009.

REI Appoints Vice President of Accounting and Finance, and Promotes Three

February 28, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that Sue Sallee joined the company in the newly created position of vice president, Accounting and Finance. The company has also promoted Angela Owen, Tim Spangler and Tom Vogl to senior vice presidents of the Merchandising, Retail, and Marketing divisions respectively.

REI’s Geared-up For Spring with Classes, Events and Innovative Products

February 22, 2011

This spring, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, offers its members and outdoor enthusiasts new ways to connect with nature and enhance outdoor experiences through its programs, volunteer opportunities and innovative product offerings.

REI Adventures Commemorates its 25th Anniversary as a Leader in Worldwide Adventure Travel

February 18, 2011

REI Adventures, a leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs has entered into its 25th year of leading outdoor trips. To celebrate, the company today announced a special members-only savings of 25-percent on a select group of classic trips to destinations across the globe including France, Nepal, and Africa.

REI Extends Resource to Snow Sports Enthusiasts Through New Android App on The Zumobi Network
Free, Popular App Also Includes Updated Features to iPhone Users

January 27, 2011 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, and The Zumobi Network, a leading premium mobile app network, present the extension of the popular Snow and Ski Report by REI application to the Android platform.

REI Announces 2010 Vendor Partner Award Winners
Barefoot running shoe innovator Vibram USA tops the co-op's list

January 21, 2011 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced its 2010 vendor partner of the year award winners during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show. Vibram USA, best known for its high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear, including Vibram® FiveFingers®, received top honors as REI's 2010 Vendor Partner of the Year.

REI Unveils its Branded Fall 2011 Line to Outdoor Industry
Outerwear, fitness and travel apparel focus for season

January 20, 2011 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced its new lineup of exclusive gear and apparel for fall 2011 during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow. Available to members and customers in August of 2011, the co-op's award-winning brand will help people get outdoors wherever adventure may take them.

REI Ranks Number Nine on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List
14th consecutive year of recognition as employer of choice and since list's inception in 1998

January 20, 2011 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that it is ranked number nine on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."

NatureBridge Awarded REI Foundation's Inaugural Mary Anderson Legacy Grant
Annual $50,000 grant to support connecting more children to the outdoors

January 18, 2011 — The REI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, awarded its first $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Established in recognition of REI co-founder Mary Anderson, the grant will assist NatureBridge's efforts to introduce more children to the natural world.

REI to Open New Store in Olympia, Wash. in the Spring of 2011
Co-op will serve Washington members and customers through 10 retail locations

December 21, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Olympia, Wash. in the spring of 2011. The two-story, 25,000 square-foot store will be located off Cooper Point Road at Westfield Capital Shopping Mall.

REI to Open New Store in Dublin, Calif. in the Fall of 2011

December 16, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Dublin, Calif. at Amador Plaza in the fall of 2011.

REI to Outfit Outdoor Enthusiasts Through New Store in Woodbridge, Va. Spring 2012

December 1, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Woodbridge, Va. at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in the spring of 2012.

REI Teams with Local Non-Profit Partners through Launch of Facebook® Deals
National retailer to give $100,000 to organizations restoring natural spaces

November 5, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced that it is a participating company in the beta launch of Facebook Deals. Beginning today, for every customer who checks in at an REI store through Facebook Places, the co-op will donate $1 to a selected non-profit in their community, up to $100,000.

Share Some Outdoor Cheer from REI this Holiday
Co-op Offers Something for Everyone this Season

November 3, 2010 — Contemplating the perfect gift idea? REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, is stocked with the latest great gift ideas to help adventurers get outside this winter. Visit REI stores or the REI Holiday Gift Center for the latest selection of outdoor gear and apparel ideas to keep the entire family warm and stylish this season.

Three New Tri-State REI Stores Opening Next Spring to Get More People Outside
Stores Complement Outdoor Retailer's Planned Manhattan Store and East Coast Expansion

October 26, 2010 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open stores in Yonkers, N.Y., Carle Place, N.Y. and Paramus, N.J. in the spring of 2011. The new Tri-State stores follow the company's previously announced entry into Manhattan at the Puck Building, scheduled for the fall of 2011.

Mark K. Comstock Joins REI to Lead Real Estate and Store Development

October 18, 2010 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced Mark K. Comstock has joined the co-op in the newly created role of vice president, Real Estate and Store Development.

REI Announces its Exclusive 2011 Novara Bicycle Line
New Mainline collection covers a continuum of distances

September 22, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), today announced its 2011 line of Novara-brand bicycles and apparel during the Interbike® International Bike Expo. Novara, REI's award-winning private label bicycle brand, will add new pavement, road and mountain bicycles to its line targeted to all types of riders from beginner to advanced, and for most any terrain from city streets to mountain trails.

REI Adventures Announces New Trips for 2011
From cycling across Portugal and Spain to hiking Grand Canyon's Phantom Ranch, an array of worldwide active adventures await

September 21, 2010 — REI's award-winning outdoor adventure travel company, REI Adventures, today announced an exciting lineup of new action-packed trips to some of the world's most iconic destinations for 2011. These adventures blend human powered activity and unforgettable experiences in remarkable global locales including Vietnam, Portugal and the Pyrenees, as well as favorite U.S. destinations such as the Rocky Mountains, California's wine country and Alaska.

REI, National Outdoor Retailer, to Open First NYC Location in Historic Puck Building
Three-Level Store Expected to Open Next Fall at
Kushner Company's Landmarked Building in SoHo

September 16, 2010 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open its first New York City location in the fall of 2011. The Manhattan store will be located in the historic Puck Building at the corner of East Houston and Lafayette in SoHo, and will bring 100 new jobs to the local community.

REI's 2009 Stewardship Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability,
Community Connections and Workplace Engagement
Co-op Reduces Overall Climate Impact by 10 Percent from 2008 Levels

September 8, 2010 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, released its fourth annual stewardship report, which details the company's progress to address its operational environmental impact, efforts to introduce people to nature and protect outdoor spaces, and performance in providing an inclusive and rewarding workplace.

REI to Open New Store in Santa Barbara and Relocate Santa Ana Store
Two California locations will better serve co-op members and customers

August 11, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Santa Barbara, Calif. and relocate its current location in Santa Ana, Calif. to The Market Place in Tustin, Calif. Both stores will offer the top brands of outdoor gear and apparel, including the co-op's award-winning REI and Novara lines.

REI Gear & Apparel Announces Spring 2011 Line
Technical Trail Apparel and Customizable Family Tents Focus for the Season

August 3, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today announced its spring 2011 line of exclusive REI-brand gear and apparel, during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow. A trusted outdoor brand, REI continues to inspire people of all ages to have fun experiences while recreating outdoors.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TEAMS WITH THE NORTH FACE AND
REI FOR NEW EVEREST FILM

June 28, 2010 — National Geographic Entertainment (NGE) today announces a promotional partnership with The North Face, supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, and national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) in support of the new film "The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest," opening Friday, Aug. 6. The film documents adventurer Conrad Anker's attempt to follow in the footsteps of legendary Mount Everest climber George Mallory's fatal attempt to be the first to summit the world's highest peak. NGE will distribute the film in both giant-screen and 35 mm theaters this summer.

REI to Outfit Outdoor Enthusiasts with New Store in Columbia, Md. this Fall

June 22, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store at Columbia Crossing in Columbia, Md. this fall.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Established to Connect Children and Families with the Great Outdoors
First Lady's Let's Move campaign introduces outdoors component as organizations unite

June 1, 2010 — As First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the Let's Move OUTSIDE initiative today in Las Vegas, expanding her campaign to solve childhood obesity, a broad coalition representing the business and non-profit communities announced a national strategic partnership called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK).

REI Programs, Classes and Products Help Families Find Summer
Co-op Offers Family-Friendly Offerings for Outdoor Fun

June 1, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, helps families reenergize their summer adventures with fun and friendly programs, events, products and resources.

REI Launches Outdoor School Programs in Atlanta
Retail instructors offer basic "how-to" classes to help people recreate outdoors

May 19, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, today announced the launch of its Outdoor School program in its Atlanta stores. Starting in June 2010, beginner to advanced-level courses will be taught in navigation, backpacking, camping, family hiking and more.

REI and Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Team to Offer New Wilderness First Aid Courses at REI Stores
Outdoor retailer offers first aid skill courses to build confidence in the backcountry

May 18, 2010 — To help prepare hikers, campers and others for outdoor adventures, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), today announced new Wilderness First Aid courses, available in REI stores. The courses are made possible through collaboration with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and its Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), a nonprofit organization that has defined the standards of wilderness medicine training for nearly two decades. The Wilderness First Aid courses will be led by WMI instructors and REI Outdoor School instructors that have been qualified by WMI.

REI's Half Dome 2 Plus Tent Receives Outside's "Gear of the Year" Award
Innovative tent design is a 2010 favorite outdoor product

May 5, 2010 — REI's Half Dome 2 Plus Tent was selected as an Outside magazine "2010 Gear of the Year" award recipient, the magazine's top honor. Each year, Outside's editors award products they deem to be the very best in outdoor adventure gear for design and value.

REI Announces 2010 Board Election Results at Annual Membership Meeting
Co-op recognizes Tom Harville for 12 years of board service

April 20, 2010 — Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) announced the results of the 2010 board elections during its annual membership meeting held Monday, April 19 at the co-op's Seattle flagship store.

REI Kicks Off the 2010 Bicycling Season with Bike Your Drive
Outdoor retailer offers tips, advice and inspiration to cyclists for riding around town

April 19, 2010 — From friendly cycling advice to loasecal "how-to" classes, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) helps individuals of all skill levels boost their biking confidence and make sure they are riding safely and comfortably this spring. With 110 stores across the country and a wealth of information on its website, REI provides inspiration and knowledge to help people leave the car behind and "Bike Your Drive" for quick trips and errands.

REI Commends Administration for Convening White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors
President and CEO Sally Jewell attends as panelist and conference participant

April 16, 2010 — Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) commends the Obama Administration for convening the White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors, conducted today in Washington D.C. The conference was the start of a national dialog on the challenges, opportunities and innovations in land conservation and the importance of reconnecting individuals to the outdoors.

REI Announces 2009 Revenues and Member Dividend;
Net Income Recovers in a Challenging Retail Environment

March 22, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, today announced 2009 sales of $1.46 billion, up slightly from $1.43 billion the previous year. Operating income in 2009 was $100.6 million, an increase of 37 percent over $73.6 million in 2008. Net income in 2009 was $29.8 million, up 106 percent from $14.5 million in the previous year. The company's direct sales channel, which includes online and catalog sales, grew by nearly 5 percent, while comp store sales declined by 3.5 percent, outperforming an expected 5 percent decline.

Being an REI Member Just Got Better
REI Introduces Free Shipping Exclusively for Members

March 22, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) is giving people another great reason to be a member. Free standard shipping is now available exclusively to members for their purchases of $75 or more through REI.com, REI-OUTLET.com and phone direct sales orders.

REI Adventures Teams with Conservation Volunteers International Program to Launch Volunteer Expeditions
Travelers to Help Restore Internationally Treasured Destinations; Patagonia and Machu Picchu Expeditions Scheduled Beginning Spring 2010

March 15, 2010 — REI Adventures (REI Adventures), a leader in worldwide guided active adventure programs, today announced its collaboration with Conservation Volunteers International Program (Conservation VIP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving iconic destinations and cultural sites around the world, to offer Volunteer Expeditions that blend adventure, service, cultural appreciation and unforgettable experiences for travelers.

REI Appoints Stephen Lockhart to Board of Directors

February 9, 2010 — REI, (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced the appointment of Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., to fill an open position to the company's board of directors.

REI Announces 2009 Vendor Partner Award Winners
Idaho-based Smith Optics, Inc. tops the co-op's list

January 22, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced its 2009 vendor partner award winners. Smith Optics, Inc., best known for its diverse line of sunglasses, snow and motorsports goggles, snow helmets, and ophthalmic eyewear, received top honors as REI's Vendor Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show.

REI to Open New Store at Grant Creek Town Center in Missoula
Larger location will better serve members and customers starting in the spring of 2010

January 21, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to relocate from its current location in Missoula, Mont. to Grant Creek Town Center in the spring of 2010.

REI Ranks Number 14 on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

January 21, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that it is ranked number 14 on FORTUNE magazine's 2010 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."

REI Unveils its Branded Fall 2010 Line to Outdoor Industry
Base layer and warm weather apparel focus for season

January 20, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announces its new and updated lineup of exclusive gear and apparel for fall 2010 during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City.

REI and Arbor Announce Snowboard Contest Design Winners

January 15, 2010 — REI After careful review of art and votes submitted to its online snowboard design contest, REI, a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, and Arbor, a collective of artists, designers and friends who snowboard, skateboard and surf, announce a grand-prize winner whose design will be added to its 2010 - 2011 snowboard collection and sold exclusively at REI.

REI to Open New Store in Bozeman, Mont.
Resource for the Outdoor Community to Open in Spring 2010

January 14, 2010 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Bozeman, Mont. in the spring of 2010. The store complements REI's retail presence in Missoula, Mont.

REI's New Store in Norwalk, Conn. to Outfit Outdoor Enthusiasts
Northwest-Based National Retailer Expands Presence on East Coast

January 12, 2010 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Norwalk, Conn. in the fall of 2010.

REI Foundation Establishes the Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to Celebrate Co-Founder's 100th Birthday

December 9, 2009 — The REI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI, has established the Mary Anderson Legacy Grant in celebration of the company co-founder's 100th birthday. The annual grant will recognize the contributions that Anderson made in the lives of young people during her years as a teacher, over her years of working at REI and through her life-long love of the outdoors.

REI Launches First Ever "Find Out" Television Commercials
Advertising Celebrates Shared Passion for the Outdoors and Spirit of the Co-op

November 30, 2009 — Starting today, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) is launching two commercials in select cities that mark the company's foray into broadcast advertising. The advertisements, created by BBDO Atlanta, run in eight cities from November 30 through December 24 and complement REI's seasonal marketing "Find Out" campaign.

REI Offers Remedies to Reduce Cabin Fever this Winter: Get Outside!
Co-op is an expert one-stop shop for outfitting and teaching families about outdoor adventure

November 24, 2009 — Winter weather brings an onset of activities for families to do together from hiking, skiing and snowboarding, to sledding, snowshoeing or building snow forts. REI is stocked with gear and apparel, classes and advice to keep everyone connected and exhilarated while recreating outdoors.

REI Snow Report Relaunches with Updated Functionality for iPhone Users
Free Mobile Application Provides Instant Ski Resort Access

November 18, 2009 — As outdoor enthusiasts everywhere eagerly anticipate a bountiful winter season, the updated REI Snow Report is poised to help iPhone users know where to head for the best conditions for their skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing adventures. The free application is a result of a partnership between REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), the national outdoor gear and apparel retailer, and Zumobi, a leading mobile media company that develops and publishes branded applications for next-generation smartphones on the Zumobi Network.

Design it, Submit it, Win it and Ride it!
REI and Arbor Call for Artists for the 2010 Snowboard Design Contest

October 28, 2009 — REI, a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, and Arbor, a collective of artists, designers and friends who snowboard, skateboard and surf, kick-start the snow season with a "call for artists" to submit designs for the REI and Arbor 2010 snowboard design contest.

REI Round Rock and Lincoln Park Stores Awarded LEED® Gold Rating by USGBC

October 27, 2009 — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), the national outdoor gear and clothing retail cooperative, today announced that its stores in Round Rock, Texas and Lincoln Park, Ill. have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for Commercial Interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

REI Holds Twinkie® Roasts to Beckon Mother Nature for a Hearty Snowfall

October 14, 2009 — National outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) today held the first of many Twinkie Roasts across the country, a quirky annual employee event to beckon Mother Nature to provide a hearty snowfall on behalf of snowsports lovers everywhere.

REI Adventures Announces New Trips for 2010

September 30, 2009 — REI's award-winning travel company, REI Adventures, known for guiding groups through iconic destinations around the world, announces its new action-packed adventures for 2010. As with all REI Adventures, the new trips blend education, action and unforgettable experiences in some of the world's most exotic locales.

Novara Announces 2010 Bicycle Line

September 23, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), today announced its 2010 line of Novara-brand bicycles during the Interbike International Bike Expo, the largest bicycle tradeshow in North America. The new line includes a variety of pavement and mountain bicycles targeted to all types of riders from beginner to advanced, and for almost any terrain from rails-to-trails to city streets.

REI Statement on "Prize Winning Payout" Scam

September 22, 2009 — A company falsely identifying itself as REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) recently launched a scam sweepstakes claiming that individuals have won a "Consumer Promotion Drawing."

EarthTeam Environmental Network Receives Grant from REI Foundation to Connect Youth to Nature

September 11, 2009 — EarthTeam Environmental Network today announced a $14,000 grant provided by the REI Foundation, a private foundation supported by the national outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).

REI's Annual Stewardship Report Highlights Co-op's Social and Environmental Work

September 8, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, has released its third annual stewardship report that provides an evaluation of the co-op's social and environmental efforts in the 2008 calendar year.

REI Names Ivar Chhina New Chief Financial Officer

September 3, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) today announced Ivar Chhina has been named the company's chief financial officer.

REI Reappoints Jose Ignacio Lozano and Brenda Davis to Board of Directors

August 25, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced the reappointment of Jose Ignacio Lozano and Brenda Davis to one-year terms on the company's board of directors.

REI Gear & Apparel Announces Spring 2010 Line
Comfort, Value and Innovation are Keys for the Season

July 21, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national outdoor gear and clothing retailer, today announced its spring 2010 line of exclusive REI-brand gear and apparel, during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow.

REI Reduces Environmental Footprint through Energy Investments
Outdoor Retailer Focuses on Power Generation, Renewable Sources and Reduction

July 7, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), the national outdoor gear and clothing retail cooperative, today announced multiple stewardship investments the co-op is integrating in 2009 to further reduce its impacts on the environment. These strategic efforts focus on solar energy, renewable power sources and energy reduction measures, and help the company progress towards its goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2020.

Statement by Sally Jewell, REI President and CEO about Obama and Salazar actions to get Americans outdoors

June 17, 2009 — Sally Jewell, President and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI), today issued a statement.

REI Foundation News Release: National Audubon and REI Foundation Announce Grant for Nature Center Programming in Latino Community

June 15, 2009 — The National Audubon Society and the REI Foundation today announced the funding of a significant program that will allow Audubon to study its existing offerings and community collaborations and design future nature programs that better support the needs and interests of culturally diverse individuals and families.

REI Foundation News Release: $100,000 Grant to New York Restoration Project, Sustainable South Bronx, Solar One and Mount Sinai Center for Children's Environmental Health

June 12, 2009 — Today four of New York City's most respected environmental organizations - New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Solar One, Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) and Mount Sinai Center for Children's Environmental Health - launched the NYC Green Stops Partnership, a citywide campaign aimed at connecting the city's 2 million youth and their families with the outdoors and nature.

REI Launches Bike Your Drive iPhone App
Easy online app lets riders track their progress and share their trip

June 8, 2009 — REI is launching the Bike Your Drive mobile iPhone application, a free interactive tool that helps cyclists track, view, and share their bicycling experiences. It's available through the Apple iPhone app store or by visiting: www.rei.com/bikeyourdrive#bikesGear

REI to Outfit Richmond through New Store at West Broad Village

May 29, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced plans to open a new store in Richmond, Va. at West Broad Village in November of 2009.

Ready, Set, Go Outside with REI's Passport to Adventure!
Free Program Provides the Tools to Get Kids into the Outdoors

May 11, 2009 — With summer fast approaching, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national outdoor retailer, invites children and their families to explore the outdoors together with Passport to Adventure. Launching today, the free program is designed for children aged five to 12 and encourages them to participate in at least one outdoor activity through the end of the year.

Find Out if the Road to Happiness Has a Bike Lane
REI Kicks Off the 2009 Bicycling Season

April 7, 2009 — Outdoor gear and apparel retailer, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), invites riders of all skill levels to join the self-propelled revolution. Whether riding your bike for short errands or for hundreds of miles, REI has the bicycles, accessories, tools, and certified bike experts ready to assist and inspire people to choose bicycles over their cars.

REI Announces 2009 Board Election Results at Annual Membership Meeting

April 1, 2009 — Outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) announced its 2009 board election results during its annual membership meeting held Monday, March 30 at the Seattle flagship store.

Bikes Belong Awards Five REI/BFC Grants

March 16, 2009 — Bikes Belong, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists and with generous support from Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), is pleased to announce five REI/Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Grant Awards. These grants of between $10,000 and $20,000 have been awarded to grassroots groups that are working closely with their city governments to make conditions better for bicycling in aspiring and designated Bicycle Friendly Communities.

REI Recognized by Financial Times and JustMeans for its Comprehensive Stewardship Efforts Inaugural awards celebrate social and environmental innovation

March 12, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), the national outdoor gear and clothing retail cooperative, today announced that it received a 2009 Social Innovation Award by the Financial Times and JustMeans, in recognition of its social and environmental efforts.

American Camp Association Honors REI and Leave No Trace with 2009 Special Recognition Award for Youth Environmental Ethics Education Program

February 20, 2009 — The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that the PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) program, a unique partnership between Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, has been awarded a 2009 Special Recognition Award.

REI Announces 2008 Revenues and Member Dividend; 2009 Business Projections Trigger Expense Cuts and Staff Reductions

February 11, 2009 — Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), the nation's largest consumer cooperative, today announced 2008 sales of $1.4 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent from the previous year. Reflecting the challenging economic environment, the co-op's operating income for 2008 decreased to $73.6 million, down 31 percent from $106.5 million in the prior year. Net income of $14.5 million was down 65 percent from $41.4 million in 2007. The company's direct sales channel, which includes online and catalog sales, grew by 14.2 percent while comp store sales increased by 0.3 percent in 2008.

REI Boulder Awarded LEED® Gold Rating by the U.S. Green Building Council

February 5, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), the national outdoor gear and clothing retail cooperative, today announced that its prototype store in Boulder, Colo. has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

REI's Seattle Flagship Store Featured on ABCs "The Bachelor" February 2

January 29, 2009 — Outdoor retailer REI's Seattle flagship store is one of the backdrops for the anticipated Monday, February 2 episode of ABC's highly rated reality show "The Bachelor." As a top tourist destination in the Puget Sound region, the nearly 100,000 square-foot store was selected for a private "one-on-one date" to showcase the outdoor recreation interests of Jason Mesnick, the show's bachelor.

REI Introduced New Fall 2009 Gear & Apparel Line at Winter Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

January 29, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced its new lineup of exclusive gear and apparel during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City last week.

REI Announces 2008 Vendor Partner Award Winners

January 23, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced its 2008 vendor partner awards today at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show. CamelBak Products, LLC, best known for their hydration backpacks and water bottles, received top honors as REI's Vendor Partner-of-the-Year.

REI Adventures Designated as one of 2009 "Best Adventure Companies on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine

January 22, 2009 — REI Adventures has been honored by National Geographic Adventure (NGA) magazine and was listed as one of the "2009 Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth." The adventure travel company is included in the top ten "Do-It-All" category.

REI Named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

January 22, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that it ranked number 12 on FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."

New REI Halo Sleeping Bags Selected as National Geographic Adventure Magazine's 2009 Best of Adventure Award Winner

January 22, 2009 — Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, has been selected as a National Geographic Adventure (NGA) magazine 2009 "Best of Adventure Award" winner for its newly-introduced REI Halo (+25 F) sleeping bag series.

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REI Quick Facts

  • Founded as member-owned co-op in 1938
  • REI stands for Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • 122 stores in 29 states
  • 2010 revenues: $1.66 billion
  • More than $94.3 million in patronage refunds in 2011 to active members
  • More than 10 million members
  • 9,500+ employees
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  • Every store partners with conservation and recreation nonprofits

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