In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
In neighboring Los Angeles, Staples is my local store for office supplies. In my experience, mergers do not enhance the democratic and competitive society which has offered an affordable lifestyle for Americans. Mergers aggregate wealth, hinder innovation, harm small businesses, and raise prices. We are an area of hopeful writers, authors and students - all of whom benefit by reasonable prices and broad choices. Please deny the merger application.