REI to close all 143 stores on Black FridayStaff writer ▼ | October 28, 2015
In a letter addressed to its 5.5 million members, REI announced plans to close its doors on Black Friday at all 143 of its retail locations, headquarters and two distribution centers.
Staying outside REI has given $5.9 million to more than 300 nonprofit
To help aspiring adventurers choose how to #OptOutside, optoutside.rei.com features recommended hiking trails, many built and nurtured by nonprofits supported by REI. Co-op employees and members will be sharing thousands of outdoor experiences throughout the holiday season and afterwards.
On the day itself, REI.com will feature a black takeover screen that encourages customers to #OptOutside.
In 2015 alone, REI has given $5.9 million to more than 300 nonprofits to take care of 1,000 outdoor spaces in communities across America. REI has invested more than $60 million in the outdoor community. ■