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REI Co-op will open a store in Marina del Rey, California in Spring 2023

New store allows the company to better serve 1.7 million REI members and the outdoor community

SEATTLE, November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Outdoor specialty retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in New York marina delrey, California in spring 2023. The location will offer a wide range of clothing, equipment and know-how for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing, snow sports and more. For those adventuring on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified mechanics. The store will also have a ski and snowboard shop with professional tuning, waxing and repairs.

REI Co-op logo (PRNewsFoto/REI)

REI Co-op logo (PRNewsFoto/REI)

“A location in Marina del Rey will allow us to better serve REI members and others who live, work and visit the amazing coastal community,” he said Steve Lochan, Divisional Vice President of Retail at REI. “The store will be adjacent to a trail popular with those enjoying time outside for fitness or relaxing in the sun on a patio or boat on the water.”

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  • Address: The promenade of marina delRey; 4655 Admiralty Way, marina delRey, CA 90292

  • Store Size: Approximately 24,000 square meters

  • Special features: full service bike shop and ski and snowboard shop, buy online – pick up in store, Curbside pickup

  • REI Co-op Membership: 4.6 million members in California1.7 million in the Los Angeles DMA

  • Nearest REI stores: arcadia (26 miles away, opened 1999); Burbank (16 miles away, opened 2017); Manhattan Beach (8 miles away, opened 1977, relocated 1999); Northridge (19 miles away, opened 1991); santa monica (4 miles away, opened 2006), forest hill (26 km away, opened in 2015)

  • Current REI presence in California: 30 stores in the state, including 11 stores in los Angeles subway area. The cooperative also recently announced a new store in Laguna Hills, California Opening planned for next fall

Beyond its retail presence, REI Experiences helps residents and visitors connect with the area’s natural places through fully guided outdoor tours, workshops and events. Over the past five years, the cooperative has enrolled nearly 63,000 people in entry-level to advanced programs lasting a few hours to a few days. In which los Angeles Region, REI’s year-round Learn to Kayak course starts in the marina public boat dock del rey. Other popular day programs in the area include Backcountry Navigation, Backpacking Skills, Crystal Cove Hiking and Yoga, and Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing. REI’s multi-day adventure trips begin in los Angeles These include Trans-Catalina Island Trek and five backpacking and biking tours that explore Joshua Tree National Park.

REI actively collaborates with non-profit organizations across the country to manage and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people with nature. The cooperative invested last year $7.1 million in over 450 nonprofit organizations across the country, including more than $1.2 million went to 75 non-profit organizations in California. los AngelesRecipients in this area included California State Parks Foundation, Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA), ForestWatch, Hike Clerb, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Mount Wilson Bicycling Association, Nature for All, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and United States Adaptive Recreation Center.

The cooperative last year launched the REI Cooperative Action Fund, a community-backed public charity that aims to harness the collective power of the cooperative’s members and employees to build a more just, equitable and inclusive outdoor culture . To learn more about the California recipients since the fund’s inception, visit here.

As the largest consumer cooperative in the country, everyone is welcome to take advantage of REI’s expertise in supporting an active lifestyle. Members who join the cooperative enjoy a number of advantages, including a trade-in program for used equipment; discounts on experiences, rentals and shop services; a share of the cooperative’s annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more. In addition to discounts at the bike and ski shops, REI cooperative members receive unlimited free machine waxes and free tire repairs (labor only).

Join the REI team
REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Marina del Rey. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a general timeline for recruitment here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the cooperative’s careers page to be notified when positions are posted. New hires receive a variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay, and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, such as: B. Two paid “Coop Way Days” per year to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside.

About REI Co-op
REI is a specialist outdoor retailer headquartered near Seattle. REI, the country’s largest consumer cooperative, is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspirational expert courses and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 179 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet, or the REI Shopping App. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can have the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company, offering more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many of the communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner to advanced classes and workshops on a variety of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes outdoor living possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that access and manage the outdoor places that inspire us all.

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