REI Co-op published its annual stewardship report, announcing record 2018 financial results and significant progress toward making a positive impact on the outdoor community. In 2018, REI made a record $2.78 billion, grew 6 percent and added more than 1 million new members, bringing the co-op’s total membership to more than 18 million. This allowed REI to: •Invest $8.4 million into 431 nonprofits, stewarding more than 5,000 outdoor places and more than 86,000 miles of trails •Return $204 million to members through dividends and credit card rewards, and •Give $77 million to employees through profit-sharing and retirement. In an annual letter to members, REI interim President and CEO Eric Artz said that while the numbers represent strong performance, REI and the broader outdoor community must do more. In 2019, the co-op will continue to make choices that may seem counterintuitive – like shutting down on Black Friday and giving back most of its profits to the outdoor community. Artz said REI is also working to scale sustainability efforts in the outdoor industry, and helping more people get outside by expanding into rentals and used gear. Click Read More below for additional detail.
n by Norwegian, the inflight magazine for Norwegian Air Shuttle, won the Best Inflight Publication Award at the APEX Passenger Choice Awards this week at a glitzy ceremony which took place at the APEX EXPO in Portland on Monday 27th September.
Published by Ink, n by Norwegian, beat off competition from Avianca S.A, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and SriLankan Airlines.
Toby Skinner Editor of n by Norwegian said: “It’s really nice to get recognition in international awards, but especially when it’s voted for by passengers. We often talk about fancy ideas and concepts, but in the end it doesn’t mean anything if the average passenger doesn’t pick up the magazine and enjoy it.”
In addition, Norwegian were recognised with an award for The Best in Region (Europe).
The Passenger Choice Awards were created by Airline Passenger Experience Association to give a voice to the travelling public and to recognise airline excellence and innovation.
more at http://www.ink-global.com/n-by-norwegian-wins-best-inflight-publication-at-the-apex-passenger-choice-awards/#gkhGzHkyXvE1lJCb.99