Amazon is known for making enemies with its partners. The latest company to experience friction with the online giant is Wal-Mart, who said today that they will no longer sell Kindles in their stores.
In a memo sent out to store managers yesterday, Wal-Mart explains, “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory and purchase commitments. This includes all Amazon Kindle models current and recently announced.”
Reuters has more: “Wal-Mart said the decision was consistent with its overall merchandising strategy. While Wal-Mart dwarfs other retailers in overall sales, it trails Amazon and others in online sales and has been trying to beef up its Internet business. Consumers who buy Kindle tablets such as the new Kindle Fire HD can shop on the devices for more than just digital books, pushing Amazon into heightened competition with stores.”
Earlier this year Target stopped selling Amazon’s Kindle products.