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REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI operates retail stores nationwide, two online stores.

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REI HIRES RETAIL VETERAN CIO

REI | November 07, 2017

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REI recently named Christine Putur, a technology veteran of retail sector companies such as Coach and Staples, as its new chief information officer, REI confirmed to Retail Dive. The news was first reported by GeekWire, which noted that Putur fills the CIO job left open when former REI CIO Julie Averill left the company earlier this year to become the CTO at Lululemon....

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WHY REI AND MODCLOTH WILL CLOSE ON BLACK FRIDAY, AND PROSPER

retaildive | November 21, 2017

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Holiday shoppers are gearing up for what is most likely their favorite, or least favorite, day of the year. With big crowds, crazy deals and lots of chaos, Black Friday weekend isn't for everyone — but it is for retailers. There's hardly a more important time for retailers than Black Friday weekend (or the week or two surrounding it, which are becoming increasingly important) and yet the shopping day manages to conjure up a wave of different stances from retailers and consumers ali...

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WHY REI IS OPTING OUTSIDE AGAIN THIS YEAR

pymnts | November 21, 2017

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Daring to be different can pay dividends. And yet, even at Thanksgiving — once the start of the holiday shopping season — some consumers can already feel a little shopped out. Black Friday, though still a retail event for the most committed, has blurred into something akin to “Grey November,” as retailers spend the better part of the last 21 days racing to be first over the Black Friday line by starting their sales and promotions earlier....

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DESPERATE FOR PROFITS, RETAILERS REINVENT INVENTORY STRATEGIES

retaildive | March 08, 2018

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Gap, J.C. Penney and Lowe’s may be different types of retailers – but all share similar solutions to weathering the retail apocalypse.A series of "operational missteps" held back Gap, Inc.'s potential in 2017, Peck told investors during a company earnings call last week. Faulty inventory management had led to late deliveries, greater store variance and product on-hand....

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REI HIRES RETAIL VETERAN CIO

REI | November 07, 2017

REI recently named Christine Putur, a technology veteran of retail sector companies such as Coach and Staples, as its new chief information officer, REI confirmed to Retail Dive. The news was first reported by GeekWire, which noted that Putur fills the CIO job left open when former REI CIO Julie Averill left the company earlier this year to become the CTO at Lululemon....

Read More
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WHY REI AND MODCLOTH WILL CLOSE ON BLACK FRIDAY, AND PROSPER

retaildive | November 21, 2017

Holiday shoppers are gearing up for what is most likely their favorite, or least favorite, day of the year. With big crowds, crazy deals and lots of chaos, Black Friday weekend isn't for everyone — but it is for retailers. There's hardly a more important time for retailers than Black Friday weekend (or the week or two surrounding it, which are becoming increasingly important) and yet the shopping day manages to conjure up a wave of different stances from retailers and consumers ali...

Read More
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WHY REI IS OPTING OUTSIDE AGAIN THIS YEAR

pymnts | November 21, 2017

Daring to be different can pay dividends. And yet, even at Thanksgiving — once the start of the holiday shopping season — some consumers can already feel a little shopped out. Black Friday, though still a retail event for the most committed, has blurred into something akin to “Grey November,” as retailers spend the better part of the last 21 days racing to be first over the Black Friday line by starting their sales and promotions earlier....

Read More
news image

DESPERATE FOR PROFITS, RETAILERS REINVENT INVENTORY STRATEGIES

retaildive | March 08, 2018

Gap, J.C. Penney and Lowe’s may be different types of retailers – but all share similar solutions to weathering the retail apocalypse.A series of "operational missteps" held back Gap, Inc.'s potential in 2017, Peck told investors during a company earnings call last week. Faulty inventory management had led to late deliveries, greater store variance and product on-hand....

Read More