We shopped at Patagonia and REI to see which was a better outdoor retailer. Here's the verdict

Posted On: Jun 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

We shopped at Patagonia and REI to see which was a better outdoor retailer. Here's the verdict

Patagonia has solidified itself as the rare company to successfully use social good, environmentalism, and political activism to drive growth, thanks to a strategy put in place by CEO Rose Marcario.
Meanwhile, REI continues to report impressive sales, with a reported $2.78 billion in revenue in 2018, marking 15 consecutive years of record profits.
We visited Patagonia and REI stores and saw why Patagonia, even with a smaller assortment of products, continues to set itself apart from its large-scale outdoor apparel competitors.
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While outdoor retailers Patagonia and REI are equally beloved by outdoor enthusiasts, Patagonia's commitment to improving the environment is undeniably setting an example for how social good can benefit the bottom line .
For many major corporations, finding a way to sell products while also fighting global issues like climate change is a particularly delicate balance. However, Patagonia has become the gold standard for integrating...

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