In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02500

Submission Number:
02500
Commenter:
John Byers
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I feel that the proposed merger between Staples & Essendant would be anti-competitive. Aside from putting independent office supply firms at a disadvantage & likely causing many to close, I believe it would, in the long run, raise costs for office supplies to small businesses like myself, and also to government agencies, especially local governments (which would then raise taxes on local businesses to cover their increased costs).