Wal-Mart Goes Head-to-Head with Amazon, Takes Kindles Off its Shelves

Sep 24, 2012

It appears that the battle of the retail behemoths is in full swing. Last week Wal-Mart announced it would no longer carry Kindles. Wal-Mart has long been one of the biggest book sellers in America. Amazon, of course, is not only known for being the largest online book retailer, it's now one of the leaders in the e-reader market and is leading Wal-Mart in the online and mobile commerce world.

Speculation says Wal-Mart is taking direct aim at its competition by refusing to sell its popular e-readers and tablets - some of which effectively operate as shopping portals for Amazon.