In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I write to express my displeasure with the proposed Staples merger. As you are well aware, the recent merger of Office Depot and Office Max has effectively removed two players from the three player marketplace...the third being Staples. The proposed merger would effectively remove all market competition...which is what YOU are supposed to regulate. These ongoing mergers are simply creating monopolies, which is bad for customers, and equally bad for the companies, though that requires more insight to observe. Disallow the merger.