In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #03081

Submission Number:
03081
Commenter:
Leigh Hill
State:
California
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Staples has just within a couple of years merged with Office Max, and now they want merge again with a competitor. This is looking like a duoply market that will make less choices and raise prices for consumers. In addition, the lead counsel who negotiated the merger for Staples had previously been the head of the FTC division that reviewed mergers like these. The "revolving door" should be closed off for at least five years to have a fairer marketplace.