Manufacturers fed up with internet retail?

Internet retailers are notorious price cutters, and manufacturers are getting fed up. I have been watching with interest the war between internet retailers and manufacturers for years, but there are signs that the battle is getting hotter.

Let me give you a brief history of this issue from my perspective. When I first started an internet retail company, I was a price cutter. That strategy worked; at least it worked for me. We did not own a brand at the time but instead specialized on obtaining in-demand products at lower than normal wholesale prices and dumping them on the market. It was (and still is) a legitimate business model that can generate a ton of profit, but will not make you many friends.