June 26, 2022

No less than six impartial Nike shops in Russia have been open on Friday afternoon, in keeping with checks made by Reuters, greater than per week after the world’s greatest sports activities retailer stated it was quickly closing all its retailers within the nation.

Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike stated the shops that have been open are owned and operated by impartial companions.

Nike stated on March 3 that it will quickly droop operations in any respect its Nike-owned and -operated shops in Russia, becoming a member of a number of Western manufacturers that did so following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Reuters couldn’t instantly decide the whole variety of impartial, companion shops that have been open on Friday. Nike has roughly 100 shops within the Russian Federation, in keeping with the shop listing on its web site, which confirmed that each one of them have been “open.” A Nike spokesperson stated Friday that Nike is “updating” its on-line retailer locator “to mirror our retailer closures.”

Days previous to Nike’s announcement that shops would quickly shut, Nike made merchandise purchases on its web site and app unavailable in Russia and directed its clients within the nation to brick-and-mortar shops as an alternative.

Nike is offering continuity pay for workers within the shops it closed, the Nike spokesperson stated Friday.

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