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October 26, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Obviously taking the concept of "Internet everywhere" very seriously, Recreational Equipment Inc., the Kent, Wash.-based cooperative that sells outdoor gear, next year plans to have all of its cash registers Internet-enabled.
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October 26, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Obviously taking the concept of "Internet everywhere" very seriously, Recreational Equipment Inc., the Kent, Wash.-based cooperative that sells outdoor gear, next year plans to have all of its cash registers Internet-enabled.
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September 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
Showing off Recreational Equipment Inc.'s stunning new flagship store, a spokesman stresses that every feature--the 30-foot waterfall, seven-story climbing pinnacle, landscaped bike trail, massive stone fireplace--was chosen for its practicality. How REI. In a city where glitz is frowned upon, where the parka was pioneered as business attire and even the rockers wear flannel, a cultural icon is going uptown.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
Showing off Recreational Equipment Inc.'s stunning new flagship store, a spokesman stresses that every feature--the 30-foot waterfall, seven-story climbing pinnacle, landscaped bike trail, massive stone fireplace--was chosen for its practicality. How REI. In a city where glitz is frowned upon, where the parka was pioneered as business attire and even the rockers wear flannel, a cultural icon is going uptown.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2000
* AMR Corp. set March 15 for the spinoff of its 83% stake in Sabre Holdings Corp., the world's biggest travel reservation company, in a transaction valued at $5.69 billion. The parent of American Airlines will distribute 107 million shares of Sabre to AMR stockholders as of March 1, at a rate of about 0.7 Sabre share for each AMR share. * * Recreational Equipment Inc. said CEO and President Wally Smith announced his early retirement after a 35-year career with the outdoor retailer.
NEWS
September 20, 2005 | Scott Doggett
MAJOR retailers of outdoor products are running out of cots, portable showers and other goods as Hurricane Katrina survivors seek shelter and creature comforts. Joe Arterburn, a spokesman for Cabela's, one of the world's biggest outfitters, says relief organizations and hurricane victims have depleted the company's inventories of inflatable mattresses, cots, tents, showers, sleeping bags and pads.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Topps Meat Co. recalled 331,582 pounds of frozen ground-beef products that may be contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria. At least 21 people in eight states may have been sickened by the meat. Six people in New York became ill after eating the beef, and three of them were hospitalized, said a spokeswoman for the state's agriculture department. Illnesses were also reported in Florida, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Maine, a U.S.
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February 6, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department in his second term, a White House official said.   The president will make the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the White House, the official said.   Jewell has served as the outdoor retailer's CEO since 2005. She started her career as a petroleum engineer working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Colorado for Mobil Oil Corp. She then moved to the banking industry, before joining the REI board in 1996 and becoming chief operations officer four years later.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1998 | Daryl Strickland
Poor sales have prompted a pair of popular retailers to close stores in Orange County. Barneys Inc., an upscale fashion chain based in New York, will close its store in South Coast Plaza on July 25. The chain, which still operates a unit in Beverly Hills, notified employees about two weeks ago of the change. Barneys filed for bankruptcy court protection in January 1996 over a dispute with Japan's Isetan Co., which had financed the company's expansion since 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1997
Notes about your surroundings Movie Date--A screening of the film "Everest" on Sept. 29 will benefit the Laguna Canyon Foundation. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray will show his work-in-progress, a 40-minute motion picture of an expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest. The film is scheduled for release next March. The screening takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Imax Theatre at Irvine Spectrum. Tickets are $200, $100 or $50 per person. Contact the Laguna Canyon Foundation, P.O.
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March 23, 1997
Park Place--The Rancho Mission Viejo Land Conservancy is looking for 300 to 400 people to participate in the "March for Parks" on April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nationwide event was organized in 1990 to celebrate Earth Day, which will include more than 1,000 marches this year. At the conservancy, funds will go for environmental education programs and for tools to help maintain the trails. Marchers will be led in small groups by docents through the 1,200-acre reserve.
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