In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I am an elderly private citizen and a writer, forced by an accident to retire, and trying to live on Social Security. My only local office supply store is Staples and I have been shocked and worried by the rising prices in that store. If they are allowed to merge with another store, there will be further escalation of prices and I will be further pressed to afford the supplies I need. Therefore I am urging you: DO NOT ALLOW THE MERGER OF STAPLES AND ESSENDANT.