In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02485

Submission Number:
02485
Commenter:
Gilmore
State:
Louisiana
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
This merger harms the market structure of office supplies. The firewall is not a satisfactory solution for the potential damage to a competition marketplace. Independent office suppliers are vital to a healthy marketplace, especially for local schools contracts. Thus merger should not be permitted.