February 10, 2015

REI will enter two new states in the fall, opening a store at the new Christiana Fashion Center, in Christiana, Delware, and another at the new Mills Crossing, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

November 11, 2014

Outdoor outfitter REI has added a chief creative officer slot, and hired Ben Steele to fill the position, effective Jan. 1.

October 14, 2014

REI has launched a news mobile app that allows users to check snow conditions at popular ski destinations.

September 25, 2014

REI will open a nearly 30,000-sq.-ft., two-level store in the Village at Westfield Topanga, Woodland Hills, California, in fall 2015.

September 23, 2014

REI announced that Annie Zipfel has been promoted to senior VP marketing. With her, REI will not hire a chief marketing officer as previously announced, but instead add a senior creative leader to the company.

August 21, 2014

Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI has promoted Eric Artz, CFO, the additional role COO), and Susan Viscon, VP merchandising, to senior VP merchandising.

August 4, 2014

REI named Alex Thompson as the company's new VP of communications and public affairs.

July 1, 2014

REI will set up shop in two new locations next spring.

April 29, 2014

REI's members recently elected two new directors to represent their interests on the co-op's board of directors.

April 18, 2014

REI has committed to having all of its electricity from renewable sources. The retailer already has 26 solar electric systems generating clean power and a program designed to invest in energy efficiency.

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.

December 26, 2013

Next fall, REI will open a 23,000-sq.-ft. store at Sun Center in Columbus, Ohio.

December 10, 2013

REI will open a store in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the spring of 2014.

December 2, 2013

Retailers are constantly on the hunt for energy savings, and data centers offer huge potential: By 2020, data centers could consume 10% of all U.S. power, according to some experts. Here’s how outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) is working to reduce energy costs and its environmental footprint in this critical area of operations.

November 19, 2013

REI will open a store in Southlake Texas, in fall 2014. The 22,000-sq.-ft. store, at Park Village, will include a bike shop offering expert assembly and repair services, and provide outdoor-related classes and presentations.

October 10, 2013

REI announced it will open a 22,000-sq.-ft. store at Keizer Station, Keizer, Ore., this coming spring.

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.

August 14, 2013

REI announced plans to open a store in Knoxville, Tenn., in fall 2014.

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.

May 29, 2013

Footlocker was the most tweeted about brand with over 50,000 posts, according to GenSent Insights’ 2013 report on Sporting Goods and Outdoor Retailers.

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.

October 22, 2012

tdoor gear and apparel retailer REI said it has promoted Brian Unmacht to COO, expanding his role to oversee retail, e-commerce, merchandising, private brands, information technology and supply chain.