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REI to outfit Outdoor Adventurers thru Oxnard store
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Nov '08
Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) announced plans to open a new store in Oxnard, Calif. in the fall of 2009.

Located along Highway 101 at The Collection at Riverpark, the 28,000 square-foot, two-story REI will offer the top brands of gear and apparel for outdoor activities, including camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. The new Oxnard store will feature a bike shop for quick assemblies or repairs, seasonal gear rental department and community room that REI and its non-profit partners can utilize for classes, presentations and events.

“REI is committed to helping more people discover the joys of outdoor recreation, and ensuring they have the right gear, apparel and information for their experiences,” said Greg Mellinger, REI retail director for Southern California. “Through our new store in Oxnard, we look forward to better serving the more than 9,000 active REI members already in Ventura County.”

To support its mission, the company partners with local organizations that focus on increasing access to outdoor recreation and conservation opportunities. In 2008, REI provided $135,000 in grants to support 16 Los Angeles-area nonprofit partners in the form of gear and/or financial donations. Examples of those grant recipients include Children's Nature Institute, Heal the Bay, Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Los Angeles Outward Bound.

The new store in Oxnard will be the eighth REI location in the greater Los Angeles area, joining stores in Arcadia, Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach, Northridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Ana and Santa Monica. The co-op currently has 25 stores in California, the first location opening in Berkeley in 1975.

Hiring clinics will occur approximately three months prior to the store's opening, where the co-op will recruit approximately 60 employees who share a passion for the outdoors and quality customer service. More information on employment opportunities at REI is available at www.rei.com/jobs.

REI members receive discounts on gear rentals, shop services and trips through REI Adventures, in addition to a share in the company's profits through an annual member refund based on their purchases. Based on the co-op's 2007 sales, $62.8 million was distributed to its active members through the dividend program earlier this year.

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