In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #01865

Submission Number:
01865
Commenter:
Jim O'Leary
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
This "merger" is not in the public interest, because it is highly likely to reduce competition, a possibility admitted by Essendent. The FTC's track record of underregulation and hand-slap penalties for anti-competitive actions virtually ensures that, should the merger become final, Essendent will engage in anti-competitive practices that raise prices and reduce choices for consumers - and get away with it.