Walmart Halts Kindle Sales as Frustration With Amazon Mounts [REPORT]


In a sign of brick-and-mortar retailers’ mounting frustration with Amazon, Walmart informed store managers Wednesday that it no longer plans to carry Amazon’s Kindle e-readers or tablets in stores.

In an internal memo obtained by Reuters, Walmart wrote, “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and e-readers beyond our existing inventory and purchase commitments…Includ[ing] all Amazon Kindle models current and recently announced.”

Wal-Mart did not air any frustrations about Amazon; the company merely said the decision was consistent with its overall merchandising strategy, according to Reuters. The company could not be reached for comment by pre…
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