REI Co-op to open new store in Wichita, Kansas in spring 2020
08.14.2019

REI Co-op to open new store in Wichita, Kansas in spring 2020

REI Co-op is opening a new store in Wichita, Kansas in spring 2020, bringing a wide assortment of quality gear, equipment rentals, experiences and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities. The new 20,000-square-foot store will be located at the northeast corner of Highway 96 and Greenwich Place. 
REI Co-op to open new store in Appleton, Wisconsin in spring 2020
07.03.2019

REI Co-op to open new store in Appleton, Wisconsin in spring 2020

REI Co-op is opening a new store in Appleton, Wisconsin in spring 2020, bringing people a wide assortment of quality gear, experiences and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities. The new 20,000-square-foot store will be located at the Center Valley shopping center at the northwest corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Interstate 41. 
REI Co-op announces two new efforts to bolster environmental and outdoor journalism
06.20.2019

REI Co-op announces two new efforts to bolster environmental and outdoor journalism

REI Co-op is launching a new venture to lift up environmental and outdoor journalism through the debut of its own print magazine this fall, and a new partnership to channel matching funds directly to local, nonprofit newsrooms covering crucial issues facing the outdoors.
REI Co-op to open new store at Station Park in Farmington, Utah in fall 2019
05.20.2019

REI Co-op to open new store at Station Park in Farmington, Utah in fall 2019

REI Co-op will open a new store in Farmington, Utah this fall, bringing a wide assortment of quality gear, equipment rentals, experiences and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, paddling, camping and mountain biking. The new 23,000-square-foot store will be located at the Station Park shopping center, just off Interstate 15 between Salt Lake City and Ogden. REI Farmington will also offer a specialty bike, ski and snowboard shop for customers to tune or repair their equipment before heading outside. 
REI Co-op opens new store in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 17, invests $20,000 in local outdoor community
05.08.2019

REI Co-op opens new store in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 17, invests $20,000 in local outdoor community

REI Co-op will officially open its new store in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 17. The new, 20,000-square-foot store at Woodland Mall will bring quality outdoor gear, experiences and expertise to Western Michigan. REI Grand Rapids will also offer a specialty bike shop for maintenance and repairs, as well as personal outfitting services that allow customers to connect with REI experts to get the gear they need for their next adventure. 
REI Co-op names Eric Artz its eighth president and CEO
05.06.2019

REI Co-op names Eric Artz its eighth president and CEO

Today REI Co-op’s board of directors named Eric Artz as president and CEO, effective immediately. He is the eighth person to serve as CEO in the co-op’s 81-year history, having served as interim CEO since February 2019. 
REI Co-op to open new store in San Luis Obispo, California in fall 2019
04.30.2019

REI Co-op to open new store in San Luis Obispo, California in fall 2019

REI Co-op is opening a new store in San Luis Obispo, California in fall 2019, offering a wide assortment of quality outdoor gear, equipment rentals, experiences and expertise to customers along California’s central coast. The new 22,000-square-foot store will be located at the SLO Promenade and gear for the region’s most popular outdoor activities including hiking, camping, cycling and climbing.
REI Co-op welcomes new vice president in merchandising
04.29.2019

REI Co-op welcomes new vice president in merchandising

REI Co-op has hired Michael Benkel as its new vice president of planning, inventory and solutions. Benkel will lead a team of over 100 merchandising professionals and oversee the co-op’s planning and inventory management strategy, and merchandising business processes.
REI Co-op expands its paddling business to offer more ways  for people to try gear, connect with one another and get onto the water
04.15.2019

REI Co-op expands its paddling business to offer more ways for people to try gear, connect with one another and get onto the water

This year, REI Co-op will offer customers more ways to enjoy their favorite watersports by adding Hobie products to its line of specialty water brands, adding boathouse activity centers and paddling experiences across the country, and increasing its demo and rental options.
REI Co-op announces record financial results, major expansion of rentals and used gear
04.09.2019

REI Co-op announces record financial results, major expansion of rentals and used gear

REI Co-op published its annual stewardship report today, announcing record 2018 financial results and significant progress toward making a positive impact on the outdoor community.  In 2018, REI made a record $2.78 billion, grew 6 percent and added more than 1 million new members, bringing the co-op’s total membership to more than 18 million.