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January 16, 2019

L.L.Bean Gives $4 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in 2018

The L.L.Bean Outdoor Access Fund and L.L.Bean Community Fund support a variety of organizations and causes working to make the outdoors and our communities better places for us all, now and for future generations.

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Recent News

June 19, 2018

L.L.Bean Launches the First-Ever Outdoor Coworking Space to Encourage People Spend More Time Outdoors – Even at Work

We spend 95 percent of our time inside – nearly half of that related to work. Yet studies show that when we spend time outdoors, we are more productive, more creative and happier.

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June 19, 2018

L.L.Bean Launches New Collaboration with Maine Outdoor Startup, Flowfold

Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, best known for its Maine-made L.L.Bean Boots and world-class customer service, has partnered with Maine outdoor gear startup Flowfold on a new collection of backpacks, totes, and gear bags

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May 31, 2018

L.L.Bean Partners with Hike it Baby to Bring Families Together to Share the Joy of the Outdoors in Celebration of National Trails Day

Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, best known for its Bean Boot and legendary customer service, has entered into a three-year partnership with the nationally recognized non-profit organization Hike it Baby

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Sept 12, 2017

L.L.Bean to Open Its Third Illinois Store in Oak Brook, Fall of 2018

The 18,000-square-foot store will be located at Oakbrook Center, and will feature an assortment of active and casual apparel, outerwear and footwear, as well as a variety of outdoor lifestyle gear. The store will employ approximately 70 people.

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June 6, 2017

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Announce Adventure Travel Trips for 2017

New multisport adventure trips feature cycling, hiking, kayaking, schooner rides, ferry trips, wildlife viewing, fantastic food and more, set amongst some of Maine’s most iconic and scenic locations.

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June 1, 2017

More Adventures Are in Store for the Badger State: L.L.Bean to Open Its Second Wisconsin Store in Madison at Hilldale, Spring of 2018

Freeport, Maine, outdoor retailer’s second Wisconsin store is part of its ongoing national retail expansion strategy.

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May 25, 2017

As United Way of Greater Portland’s Largest Contributor in 2016, L.L.Bean Receives United We Thrive Community Give Award

More than $1.7 million donated to United Way chapters throughout Maine in 2016 as a result of L.L.Bean’s corporate and employee contributions.

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May 17, 2017

L.L.Bean Named One of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2017 by Forbes Magazine

For the third year in a row, L.L.Bean has made Forbes’ coveted list, the highest ranked in the clothing, shoes and sports equipment retailer category.

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January 4, 2017

L.L.Bean Gives $2.1 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in 2016

Charitable giving focuses on outdoor recreation, youth, environmental stewardship, health, education and the arts.

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