In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02772

Submission Number:
02772
Commenter:
Robin Jordan
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
By approving this merger, the FTC is setting a dangerous precedent for future mergers involving the suppliers that independent businesses depend on. Vertical mergers and consolidation among wholesalers increasingly threaten the ability of independent businesses to compete, harming competition and consumers. Mergers like this make it hard for independent businesses to survive and compete on a level playing field. I disagree with this merger,