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 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

REI is looking to strengthen its omnichannel capabilities with a new distribution center in Arizona.

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 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.

January 8, 2015

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

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.

April 30, 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.

July 8, 2013 is taking the merchandise it offers on its e-commerce site to Booth #5541 at the San Diego Comic-Con, from July 17-21.

July 1, 2013

Regional sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet has opened a smaller format prototype store in a new downtown Los Angeles retail development known as FIGat7th.

February 6, 2013

Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, has been nominated as Secretary of the Interior.

October 22, 2012

REI has promoted Brian Unmacht to chief operating officer, expanding his role to oversee eetail, e-commerce, merchandising, private brands, information technology and supply chain.