May 10, 2013
Outdoor Canada recently announced the winners of its annual Best New Hunting Gear Awards, and one of the winning products was L.L.Bean’s Stowaway Dog Kennel. This is the third consecutive year L.L.Bean has won this award.
May 20, 2013
L.L.Bean announced today the election of Shawn Gorman as its new Chairman. Mr. Gorman replaces Leon Gorman, who has served as Chairman of the family-controlled Board of Directors. In 2001, Leon assumed the Chairman's position following his retirement as President and CEO, a position he held for over 30 years. Leon Gorman has been named Chairman Emeritus and will remain a member of the Board.
May 8, 2013
Three catastrophic fires of the past week have left 180 residents of downtown Lewiston homeless. Today, L.L.Bean has made a $50,000 corporate challenge gift to help the Lewiston fire victims. "We recognize the terrible loss for these individuals and families, and we appreciate the round-the-clock efforts of the nonprofit organizations and public safety entities involved," said Janet Wyper, L.L.Bean's Manager of Community Relations. "In being responsive to these efforts, we also wanted to invite other Maine companies and members of our community to join us in making an inspirational gift to the Lewiston Fire Relief Fund."
May 1, 2013
L.L.Bean will receive the Corporate Leadership Award during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC) fourth-annual Awards Gala in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2013. L.L.Bean is one of the largest corporate contributors to the ATC and continues to support the grassroots efforts of thousands of local volunteers.
April 30, 2013
L.L.Bean is pleased to announce the conversion of its outlet store in Fayetteville, NY, into a full L.L.Bean retail store. Conversion to a full retail store will double current staff, include a variety of the most up-to-date merchandise and feature outdoor adventures run directly out of the store. The conversion will be complete on Friday, June 7.
April 24, 2013
L.L.Bean announced today a $150,000 commitment to The One Fund Boston, an organization established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise funds for families most profoundly impacted by the unthinkable tragedy that occurred during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.