In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
The purchase of Essendant by the company that controls Staples (Sycamore Partners) would create a near monopoly that would adversely affect all offices and users of office products nationwide. Independent businesses - including office supply stores - are the backbone of this country and tilting the playing field in this way puts them at a disadvantage. Please do not approve this purchase.