Nike is reportedly fully exiting Russia, with the sportswear retail giant saying it would scale down operations in the months ahead.
“NIKE has made the decision to leave the Russian marketplace. Our priority is to ensure we are fully supporting our employees while we responsibly scale down our operations over the coming months,” the firm said in an emailed statement, according to Reuters.
In May, the Vedomosti daily reported that the head of the Inventive Retail Group (IRG) – which operates Nike stores in Russia through its subsidiary Up And Run – said the company would no longer supply goods there.
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Nike announced in March that it would temporarily suspend operations at all of its Nike-owned and-operated stores in Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Nike did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment.
It is not the only major American brand to leave Russia.
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McDonald’s ended its Russian business after more than three decades of operations there.
additionally. Starbucks also previously announced that it is pulling out of the Russian market.
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Fox Business’ Danielle, Wallace, Daniella Genovese and Reuters contributed to this report.