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3 reasons REI can close on Black Friday and Macy's can't

3 reasons REI can close on Black Friday and Macy's can't

Don't plan on camping out in front of Recreational Equipment Inc. for deals this Black Friday.

As other stores have started sales even earlier on Thanksgiving, outdoor gear retailer REI said it will close all 143 of its stores, headquarters and two distribution centers on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Instead, REI is encouraging customers and employees to spend Black Friday with nature in a new online campaign called #OptOutside.

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