Target to stop selling Kindles

After an internal memo was leaked, Target has confirmed that it will stop selling Kindles soon, according to CNN.

No end date was given and no specific reason was given – though CNN pointed out that Target recently began selling the Kindle’s main tablet rival – the iPad.

According to the Verge, which first obtained the leaked memo, the Kindle represented a “conflict of interest” for the chain, though it wasn’t fully explained.

This doesn’t seem like a really smart move for Target, since the Kindle is arguably the most popular e-reader on the market, but iPads are also wildly popular, so it could be that the chain saw the move as a strategic trade-off.

Time will tell if they made the right decision.

About Ashley Wislock

Business reporter focusing on retail for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. In my spare time, I'm a social media, sports, reality TV and celebrity gossip junkie. Contact me at awislock@ydr.com or 717-771-2029!
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