Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said via a press release that Target will be removing Amazon's Kindle e-readers from all of its 1,700 stores throughout the United States after an “ongoing review” of Target’s products for sale which evaluated quality and pricing.
Shipments of Kindles themselves will stop on May 13th. The company will still have sme accessories in stock for a longer period of time. The availability of Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire on Target website are already nulled, said Target in a statement.
The case is being taken by most blogosphere as a move from Target in order to build mini-Apple stores at each Target building in the United States, as it was reported earlier this year. The Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire were among Target's best-selling products, with Fire becoming the company's best-selling tablet of 2011 last quarter.