In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #00038

Submission Number:
00038
Commenter:
Emily Stoner
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
The FTC must oppose the merger of Essendant and Staples. The merger allows for an anti-competitive business combination that will be detrimental to customers and small business competitors. Any promises by Staples to maintain a "firewall" between the two portions of the business is not realistic and cannot be relied upon.