24 October 2016

REI: Closing on Black Friday So Employees AND Customers Can Enjoy The Great Outdoors


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Just like last year, REI recently announced that all 149 REI stores across the country will be closed this Black Friday, November 25th.

For eight decades our co-op has been dedicated to one thing: a life outdoors. That’s why last Black Friday we put purpose ahead of profits, closed our doors and paid our employees to head outside. And 1,408,117 of you skipped the stampedes and joined us.
Our values haven’t changed. This year we’re closing again. Instead of feeding the Black Friday frenzy, we’re closing our 149 stores and giving our 12,287 employees a paid day off.
So consider this your invitation. On November 25th, REI will close our doors and #OptOutside. Will you go out with us?