August 12, 2015

REI has grown to 140 stores in 33 states with a sizable e-commerce operation. Imagine what the company will be able to do now that it has finally named a chief information officer and gotten aggressive about recruiting technology talent.

July 13, 2015

American Eagle Outfitters is getting “extreme” with a new omnichannel sweepstakes it is running in stores nationwide and online from July 11 through July 22.

July 6, 2015

Marbles: The Brain Store has chosen one of the country's smartest cities for its next brick-and-mortar location.

July 2, 2015

Sporting goods retailers are going to face increased competition in Cleveland and Philadelphia as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved outdoorsy stores comes to town.

May 1, 2015

Athleisure apparel continues to be a driver of growth for Columbia Sportswear Co., which posted record sales in its first quarter. 

March 31, 2015

REI is looking to increase sales to its stores by joining the National Park Service on a campaign to lure more visitors to America's national parks.

March 30, 2015

The North Face’s latest unique marketing campaign is inviting customers to the mountains for a workout without ever leaving the store.

March 23, 2015

Outdoor retailer REI reached new heights in 2014 thanks to unprecedented membership growth which fueled a 4.2% same store sales increase and a record financial performance.

February 26, 2015

The CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. credits consumers’ increasingly strong “desire to eat healthier” with his company’s big sales surge in the fourth quarter. 

January 15, 2015

Walmart is supporting a trio of professional anglers on the competitive fishing circuit this year in an ongoing effort to align itself with sport that resonates with the retailer’s core customers.

January 8, 2015

Bartell Drugs has selected former REI executive Brian Unmacht as its new president.

January 7, 2015

Lowe’s is teaming up with a key supplier to engage a new generation of shoppers with a multifaceted initiative that involves in-store and social media elements.

November 11, 2014

Leading national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI named agency executive Ben Steele as the company's first ever chief creative officer.

October 13, 2014

Outdoor enthusiasts have been given a host of new capabilities on REI’s newest mobile app – including the ability to check snow conditions at popular ski destinations.

July 30, 2014

Eddie Bauer has unveiled a free iPhone app, called Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide, which lets outdoor enthusiasts look up more than 10,000 unique U.S. locations across nine different activities.

July 18, 2014

VF Corp., the company behind popular brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler, relied on the strength of its 1,300 unit retail operation to drive sales during the second quarter.

July 8, 2014, a leading online retailer of bags and accessories, has launched a Back-to-School Bag Finder, which filters more than 5,000 backpacks to help shoppers find “the perfect bag for school.”

July 2, 2014

Sports Authority held its first-ever Sports Authority Football Field Day on Sunday for more than 2,000 attendees in partnership with USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative. The free, on-field football training camp and vendor expo were open to the public and took place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

June 26, 2014

While Walmart and the Walton family were taking heat, again, on the national stage over worker pay and alleged stinginess, it was a different situation in Northwest Arkansas where generosity was in plain view.

June 13, 2014

Roundy’s Supermarkets executive Kathy Hession has received an unconventional accolade for her long-running contributions to the floral industry.

April 30, 2014

Sport Chalet is turning 55 this year and to mark its anniversary, the retailer is taking a look at some of the biggest fitness trends and milestones from the past five decades, and forecasting trends consumers can expect in the decade to come.

April 29, 2014

REI's members recently elected two new directors to represent their interests on the co-op's board of directors. The national outdoor gear and apparel retailer held its annual members' meeting on April 28 at its iconic flagship store in downtown Seattle, where the voting results were announced.

April 28, 2014

Goal Zero, innovator of portable solar power systems, has appointed former REI SVP of merchandising Lee Fromson to president and COO.

March 17, 2014

REI, a leading specialty retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, achieved record annual sales of $2 billion in 2013, up 5.9% from $1.9 billion the previous year, despite a challenging retail environment and severe winter weather.