New retailer permits the corporate to higher serve 1.7M REI members and the outside group
SEATTLE, Nov 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Specialty outside retailer REI Co-op will open a brand new retailer in Marine King, California in spring 2023. The situation will provide a large assortment of attire, gear and experience for tenting, biking, operating, health, climbing, paddling, climbing, snow sports activities and extra. For many who journey on two wheels, a full-service bike store might be staffed by licensed mechanics. The shop may also have a ski and snowboard store with skilled tuning, waxing and repairs.
“A Marina del Rey location will permit us to higher serve REI members and others who stay, work and go to the superb coastal group,” mentioned Steve Lochan, REI’s divisional vp of retail. “The shop might be subsequent to a path widespread with those that get pleasure from time outdoors for health or stress-free within the solar on a waterfront patio or boat.”
- Deal with: The Boardwalk of Marine King; 4655 Admiralty Method, Marine Del Rey, CA 90292
- Retailer Dimension: Roughly 24,000 sq. toes
- Particular Options: Full-service bike store and ski and snowboard store, purchase online-pick up in retailer, curbside pickup
- REI Co-op Membership: 4.6 million members in California1.7 million within the Los Angeles DMA
- Closest REI Shops: Arcadia (26 miles away, opened 1999); Burbank (16 miles away, opened 2017); manhattan seashore (8 miles away, opened 1977, relocated 1999); Northridge (19 miles away, opened 1991); Santa Monica (4 miles away, opened 2006), Woodland Hills (16 miles away, opened 2015)
- Present REI Presence in California: 30 shops in state, of which 11 shops are in The Angels metro space. The co-op additionally just lately introduced a brand new retailer in Laguna Hills, California slated to open subsequent fall
Past its retail presence, REI Experiences assist residents and guests hook up with the area’s pure locations by absolutely guided outside excursions, workshops and occasions. During the last 5 years, the co-op has hosted practically 63,000 individuals on entry-level to superior packages that final a couple of hours to a couple days. Within the The Angels space, REI’s year-round Be taught to Kayak class departs from the Marine del Rey public boat launch. Different widespread day packages within the area are Backcountry Navigation, Backpacking Expertise, Crystal Cove Climbing and Yoga, and Introduction to Outside Rock Climbing. REI’s multiday journey journeys beginning in The Angels embrace Trans-Catalina Island Trek and 5 backpacking and biking journeys that discover Joshua Tree Nationwide Park.
REI actively companions with nonprofits throughout the nation to steward and preserve native trails and public lands to attach extra individuals to the outside. Final yr, the co-op invested $7.1 million in 450+ nonprofits throughout the nation, of which greater than $1.2 million went to 75 nonprofits in California. The Angels-area recipients included California State Parks Basis, Involved Off-Highway Bicyclists Affiliation (CORBA), ForestWatch, Hike Clerb, Laguna Canyon Basis, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Mount Wilson Bicycling Affiliation, Nature for All, Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and United States Adaptive Recreation Heart.
The co-op launched the REI Cooperative Motion Fund final yr, a community-supported public charity designed to harness the collective energy of the co-op’s members and staff to construct a extra simply, equitable and inclusive outside tradition. To be taught concerning the California recipients for the reason that Fund’s inception, go to right here.
Because the nation’s largest shopper co-op, anybody is welcome to faucet into REI’s experience in assist of an lively way of life. Members who be part of the co-op get pleasure from a vary of advantages, together with a used gear trade-in program; reductions on experiences, leases and store providers; a share of the co-op’s annual earnings based mostly on qualifying purchases; and extra. Along with reductions on the bike and ski store, REI co-op members obtain limitless free machine waxes and free flat-tire restore (labor solely).
Be part of the REI staff
REI expects to rent roughly 50 staff for REI Marina del Rey. Candidates occupied with becoming a member of the REI staff can apply on-line at REI.com/jobs and a normal timeline for hiring is right here. Candidates can arrange a job alert on the co-op’s profession website to be notified when positions are posted. New staff will obtain all kinds of advantages, together with beneficiant product and repair reductions, aggressive pay and retirement contributions. REI staff additionally get pleasure from distinctive perks, comparable to two paid “Co-op Method Days” annually that permit them to get pleasure from their favourite outside exercise and a further paid day without work on Black Friday to encourage all staff to #OptOutside.
In regards to the REI Co-op
REI is a specialty outside retailer, headquartered close to Seattle. The nation’s largest shopper co-op, REI is a rising group of 21.5 million members who count on and love the highest quality gear, inspiring skilled courses and journeys, and excellent customer support. REI has 179 places in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you cannot go to a retailer, you’ll be able to store at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI procuring app. REI is not nearly gear. Adventurers can take the journey of a lifetime with REI’s lively journey journey firm that runs greater than 100 itineraries throughout the nation. In lots of communities the place REI has a presence, professionally skilled instructors share their experience by internet hosting beginner-to advanced-level courses and workshops about a variety of actions. To construct on the infrastructure that makes life outdoors doable, REI invests thousands and thousands yearly in lots of of native and nationwide nonprofits that create entry to—and steward—the outside locations that encourage us all.
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