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Outdoor retailer REI is planning a major expansion of rentals and used gear sales this year to sustain growth. The Pacific Northwest-based co-op's vast membership may also get the opportunity to sell second-hand gear back to the company for REI credit as it seeks ways to maintain relevance and loyalty in an evolving retail marketplace.

Tough Choices Ahead For Coldwater Creek Workers

Apr 29, 2014
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The Idaho Department of Labor is holding a session this week to help hundreds of people in north Idaho who will lose their jobs when Coldwater Creek goes out of business.

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This holiday shopping season, women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek is trying to make it back into the black.