In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #00242

Submission Number:
00242
Commenter:
Elizabeth Morris Downie
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I write to voice strong opposition to the proposed merger between Staples and another office supply retailer. This would be an unacceptable decrease in competition, leading to higher prices for consumers, and less choice of products. Enough of the trend to monopolies - please do not let this merger occur.