REI has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving. The co-op told members the plan in an email Oct. 26, saying instead of working they’ll pay their employees Nov. 27 to be outside.
REI has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving. The co-op told members the plan in an email Oct. 26, saying instead of working they’ll pay their employees Nov. 27 to be outside. Elaine Thompson The Associated Press File Photo
REI has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving. The co-op told members the plan in an email Oct. 26, saying instead of working they’ll pay their employees Nov. 27 to be outside. Elaine Thompson The Associated Press File Photo

Erika D. Smith: REI has it right – bah humbug to Black Friday

November 01, 2015 08:23 AM

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