Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is announcing it is cutting ties with retailers that include Amazon, Target, Home Depot, and Dollar General.
The move comes after Amazon began using the “retails” tag in its own packaging, and many companies have criticized the move as a violation of the “fair use” doctrine, which allows free speech.
Amazon also said it would be removing items from its AmazonFresh service that use the “storefront” tag, but said it was not removing the tags from its “all-you-can-eat” and “canned goods” offerings.
The announcement came as Amazon continues to struggle to grow its business as the Internet giant’s Prime program has struggled to gain traction.
In its most recent earnings report, Amazon said it had sales of $8.5 billion in the third quarter, down from $9.4 billion a year earlier.