REI Co-op expands gear rental program across the country
12.10.2018

REI Co-op expands gear rental program across the country

Co-op will offer snowshoe rentals this winter and expand to other categories in 2019. 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 snowshoes in 70 REI stores around the country.

REI Co-op and The Trust for Public Land unveil new list of top 50 cities to #OptOutside
11.14.2018

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 Urban Outdoor Access Analysis: a list of the 50 top large cities to #OptOutside. The cities span the nation, from Glendale, Arizona to Newark, New Jersey, and are celebrated for the access to local parks and public lands available to their residents.

REI Co-op to open first store in state of Oklahoma in fall 2019
11.13.2018

REI Co-op to open first store in state of Oklahoma in fall 2019

REI Co-op is opening its first location in the state of Oklahoma, bringing a wide assortment of quality gear and expertise for the region’s most popular activities to Oklahoma City in fall 2019. The new 23,000 square-foot store will be located at the Belle Isle Station shopping center, owned and operated by Kite Realty Group. 
REI to invest $1 million in Outdoor Foundation's Thrive Outside program, youth development initiatives
11.08.2018

REI to invest $1 million in Outdoor Foundation's Thrive Outside program, youth development initiatives

REI Co-op is investing $1 million in the Outdoor Foundation, the charitable arm of Outdoor Industry Association, to support the Thrive Outside program, designed to help young people’s social, emotional and academic development through the outdoors.
REI Co-op opens new store in Kalispell, Montana on Nov. 9, invests $20,000 in local outdoor community
11.07.2018

REI Co-op opens new store in Kalispell, Montana on Nov. 9, invests $20,000 in local outdoor community

Outdoor co-op REI will open its new store in Kalispell, Montana on Nov. 9 at the Spring Prairie Commons shopping center on Nov. 9. Known as the gateway to Glacier National Park, REI Kalispell will carry top quality gear for the region’s most popular outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and a specialty ski and snowboard shop. 
REI Co-op officially opens new location in Grand Junction, Colorado on Nov. 2
10.19.2018

REI Co-op officially opens new location in Grand Junction, Colorado on Nov. 2

REI Co-op will officially open its new location in Grand Junction, Colorado on Nov. 2 at 925 Independent Avenue. The store opened for business at the new location in February and just completed an extensive remodel. 
REI Co-op continues commitment to sustainability by hosting 11 used gear swaps across the country on Oct. 27
10.10.2018

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 invited to bring their gently used items to swap with other people who love the outdoors. Last year, REI hosted used gear swaps in six locations, and is expanding the effort to include more markets this year.
REI Co-op announces two new roles: chief customer officer and chief digital officer
09.26.2018

REI Co-op announces two new roles: chief customer officer and chief digital officer

To connect more people to life outdoors, REI Co-op has appointed its first chief customer officer and first chief digital officer. Both roles are focused on enhancing the experience of the co-op’s members and customers no matter how people first encounter REI.
REI Co-op opens new store in Vernon Hills, Illinois on Sept. 28, invests additional $20,000 in local nonprofit
09.18.2018

REI Co-op opens new store in Vernon Hills, Illinois on Sept. 28, invests additional $20,000 in local nonprofit

Outdoor co-op REI will be officially open for business in Vernon Hills, Illinois on September 28 in the Mellody Farm shopping center at 901 North Milwaukee Avenue. The new store will support the growing outdoor community in the greater Chicago area by offering the best gear and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities.