Flymo lawnmower maker Sweden's Husqvarna has warned that net sales in its consumer brands division would take a 1 billion Swedish crown ($123m) hit next year as it cuts back business with a major US client.
The division makes Flymo lawnmowers, Weed Eater trimmers and McCulloch chainsaws and sells mainly through top retailers such as Wal-Mart and B&Q.
"The Division has started to adjust capacity and other measures to mitigate short-term negative financial effects," the company said in a statement. "This will delay the operating income improvement trajectory."
Husqvarna said it had decided to significantly reduce its volume of business with a top US retailer in order to focus on accounts with more attractive opportunities. It did not identify the retailer.
Husqvarna said its target of an operating margin of at least 10% for coming years remained unchanged.