Under Armor halts sportswear shipments to Russia in support of Ukraine – Baltimore Sun

Under Armor has stopped shipping its athletic apparel and footwear to customers in Russia to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Baltimore-based sportswear retailer said it made its decision on March 3 and immediately halted sales.

Under Armor has no stores in Russia but had sold its products through distribution partners in the region.

“We stand with the people of Ukraine against Russia’s attack on their democracy and will do what we can as a global company where upholding equality matters,” a spokesperson for the state said on Monday. company in an email.

On Monday, Russian forces stepped up shelling in Ukraine and food, water and medicine were in short supply. There appears to have been little progress in allowing civilians to escape.

Under Armor’s largest market is North America, with international sales during the fourth quarter accounting for less than a third of overall business.

Throughout Europe, its products are sold primarily through retailers, independent distributors, e-commerce websites and its branded and outlet stores. The company said it has sold apparel, footwear and accessories through independent distributors in Russia and continues to do so in the Middle East and Africa.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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