In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02256

Submission Number:
02256
Commenter:
Mona % Carol Van Strum Linstromberg
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Please provide very close scrutiny to the proposed Staples/Essendant merger. The story of Newport Oregon has played throughout the US regarding a corporate mega store coming to town and putting smaller local establishments out of business. The mega store this last time was Staples. Then Staples left town, and we are worse for losing the local competition in the first place. This proposed merger is only going to result in the same situation but on a larger scale. We locals are reaping what mergers and mega stores are sowing and it is not to our benefit. Do not approve this merger. Mona Linstromberg