In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
The FTC needs to stop the Staples/Essendant merger and generally scrutinize the anti-competitive practices of private equity when assessing private equity-driven mergers. We lost our independent stationers years ago, and now all we have left in Santa Monica is Staples. It would be a tremendous loss to our community if it were to be closed.