Land-based sports apparel retailer Lands End has announced that it will end the use of uniforms from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour as it moves its retail operations to the United Kingdom.
The company said that the decision was made after evaluating the performance of its existing stores in the UK and other locations.
“As we move our business to the UK, we’ll continue to offer apparel in our stores,” said Lands End chief operating officer David Schreiber in a statement.
“As we’ve said for some time, we will be working with our suppliers to ensure we deliver high-quality apparel that delivers value for our customers.
The decision to close the UK store was made with a view to ensuring that we have the best opportunity to sell our clothing to our customers in the best possible way.”
Lands End has a strong relationship with Nike and Adidas.
The sports apparel company has been a long-time partner of Lands End.
Lands End launched its UK retail store in August and has expanded the store to offer a range of apparel, shoes, and accessories.
It’s also expanding its distribution and marketing in the country, which will see the store opening later this year.
The retailer plans to open a third UK store in 2017.
In the UK Lands End had an operating profit of $2.9 million in 2015, a $4.5 million increase from the year before, and a net profit of about $1.9 billion.
In 2014, the company reported a net loss of about a third of its operating income of about 2.7 billion pounds ($3.7 million).