7 Companies Who Destroyed Their Competitors
Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble was the largest bookseller for years. However, online retailer Amazon.com has blown the company away by taking book selling online. Amazon.com became less burdened due to no expensive business running stores. The convenience and ease of operations became an additional benefit for Amazon.
Its e-book reader Kindle surpassed the e-reader race with B&N’s Nook and others. Barnes & Noble’s net income dropped from $147 million in 2006 to a loss of $74 million in 2010. Amazon, meanwhile saw a net profit from $190 million to $1.2 billion.