August 12, 2015

REI has named its first-ever CIO. The outdoor specialty retailer company is also on the hunt for talented techies to join its ranks.

January 16, 2014

REI has signed a lease for a 23,000-sq.-ft. space in Sun Center in northwest Columbus, Ohio, according to Casto, Sun Center’s owner.

September 3, 2013

Recreational Equipment (REI) named Jerry Stritzke as the company's president and CEO, effective Oct. 1, following an extensive national search. Stritzke most recently served as president and COO for Coach, which announced his resignation, effective Sept. 2.

June 13, 2013

Outdoor retailer REI announced Thursday it will open two new stores in the spring, one in Flagstaff, Ariz., and the other in Columbus, Ohio.

March 19, 2013

Recreational Equipment said that it will open a new REI store in the Tysons area of McLean, Va.

February 6, 2013

President Obama has selected Sally Jewell, president and CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., to lead the Interior Department, White House officials said.

November 5, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will open a store in Silverdale, Wash., in the fall of 2013.

September 12, 2012

The nation’s chain retailers lead the nation when it comes to commercial solar energy use, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar Initiative advocacy group.

July 10, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) said it will make its state debut in Kansas in fall 2013, with a new store in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City.

April 2, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) promoted Bill Baumann and Brad Brown to senior VP information technology, and e-commerce and direct sales respectively.

March 22, 2012

REI revealed that Urban Outfitters CFO Eric Artz has been named finance chief for the outdoor retailer, effective May 2012.

March 6, 2012

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) said it is opening a new store in San Antonio, Texas, in the fall of 2012, and will make its Florida debut – in Jacksonville – in spring 2013.

February 21, 2012

REI announced that Angela Owen has been named senior VP marketing and Lee Fromson has become senior VP merchandising.

December 22, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has opened its first Manhattan location, in the landmarked Puck Building in SoHo. The 35,000-sq.-ft. space (14,000 sq. ft. of selling space) has been restored to honor the iconic building’s more-than-century-old history — with a respect to detail evident throughout. How did REI come to select the Puck Building?

December 14, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) announced that it will open its first location in Ohio next fall at Rockwood Commons in Cincinnati.

December 6, 2011

From charming boutiques to sleek global flagships, the New York retail scene was rocked by an influx of newcomers this past year. So many, in fact, that it was hard narrowing down the choices for my annual 10 Best list. After much deliberation, here are my picks:

December 2, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has opened its first-ever store in Manhattan, in the landmarked Puck Building in SoHo.

November 18, 2011

If retailers want to survive in the new economy and volatile marketplace, their focus needs to be on the customer and providing the best service and shopping experience possible. Increasingly, mobile strategies are helping them achieve this goal.

November 7, 2011

Brixmor Property Group said Friday that four national tenants – Books-A-Million, Big Lots, Dick’s Sporting Goods and REI – will occupy former Borders locations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan and North Carolina.

June 16, 2011

Charlotte, N.C.-based The Chambers Group, an X Team partner, said it has completed a lease for the first REI in South Carolina.

June 13, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will open a store in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Plaza at Castleton next spring.

June 10, 2011

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) on Friday announced plans to open a new store in Indianapolis at the Plaza at Castleton next spring.

May 2, 2011

Seattle-based Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) announced it will open its first store in South Carolina this fall, in Greenville.

April 27, 2011

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), announced plans to open a new store in Greenville, S.C., this fall. It will be the company’s first location in Asheville, N.C.