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SEATTLE , March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- REI ( Recreational Equipment, Inc .), a national retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, today announced 2011 sales of $1.80 billion , up 8.4 percent from $1.66 billion the previous year. Operating income was $116.2 million , down slightly from $116.6 million in 2010. Net income was $30.2 million , relatively flat to 2010. As the country's largest consumer cooperative with a significant membership base, REI welcomed nearly 842,000 new members in 2011, up 7 percent from 2010.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/SF65403LOGO ) "We experienced strong sales

Seattle -- REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) announced that it will open its first location in Ohio next fall at Rockwood Commons in Cincinnati. The one-story location will occupy 22,000 sq. ft. and will serve more than 5,000 active REI members as well as other outdoor enthusiasts in the community. The company also announced that it will open a store in Medford, Ore. The 23,500-sq.-ft., one-story location will open next fall in Alba Village and help outfit approximately 7,300 local active members and other adventurers. Both the Cincinnati and Medford stores will house bike, ski and snowboard shop services for

New York City -- REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has opened its first-ever store in Manhattan, in the landmarked Puck Building in SoHo. The 35,000-sq.-ft. space has been carefully restored to honor the brand’s nearly 75-year heritage and the building’s more than century-old history. The Seattle-based REI partnered with Callison to incorporate natural elements and historical items that were reclaimed from the Puck Building into the retail space. The building’s brick walls and ceilings, and steel columns were exposed and refurbished to honor the original structure as it appeared in the late 1890’s. Wood from the original construction was repurposed

Medford, Ore. -- Harry & David Holdings has named Craig Johnson as its CEO. Johnson most recently served as chief supply chain officer of Guitar Center. Prior to that, he was CEO of Musician's Friend, a Guitar Center subsidiary. He has also held positions at Oriental Trading Co., Golfsmith International Holdings, and Coldwater Creek. The company exited Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection last month. "With its successful restructuring now complete, improved capital structure in place and an outstanding harvest and holiday gift selection, the company is poised for a successful holiday season," Johnson said in a statement.

Medford, Ore. -- Harry & David Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, according to a filing. The gift basket retailer will continue to operate the business as debtors under the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court. The company has nearly $200 million in outstanding debt. Harry & David sells its products through catalogs, its website and in stores, which are primarily in factory outlet malls across the nation.

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