REI Stores to Close Nationwide

REI President and CEO Eric Artz has announced that all stores will be closed until March 27.  Per Artz’s statement:

After a great deal of careful consideration, we are temporarily closing our 162 retail stores nationwide starting tomorrow, March 16, until March 27 I believe that is the right thing for our community. In fact, I believe it is our duty—to do all we can to help keep one another safe in this unprecedented moment.

All REI store employees will be paid during the temporary closure.

REI is following the lead of Patagonia and Nike, among other retailers that have closed their doors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

During this time, REI.com and REI’s Online Outlet will remain in operation and offer customers free shipping while stores are closed.

To get the full story, read Artz’s statement here.

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