In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02958

Submission Number:
02958
Commenter:
Donald Weigt
State:
Connecticut
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I oppose allowing Staples to merge with Essendant, Inc. It would reduce competition, in a field Staples already dominates. It would give Staples excessive control of prices in the office supply category. Staples parent company has already taken control of other Staples competitors and trashed them to make a quick profit. They should not be allowed to do this again with Essendant. Competition is supposed to be good for prices, quality, and consumers. Allowing another merger in this field would be counterproductive. Please, don't allow this merger!