In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
The unchecked mergers of corporation can have unintended consequences on consumers. We mustn't only think of growth in the profits for shareholders and high-level executives. We must also consider Americans, from all walks of life, as stakeholders in these corporate dealings. What will the socio-economic consequences of this merger be? What will it do to the average consumer? How will it impact employees of these companies? Before drawing your conclusion, please use third-party evaluations (NOT funded/connected/affiliated with the merging parties) of the long and short term impacts of this merger to guide your decision making. Thank you.