Washington, DC - Statement from Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein on the Court Ruling Granting a Preliminary Injunction in the Staples/Office Depot Merger:

“Today’s court ruling is great news for business customers in the office supply market. This deal would eliminate head-to-head competition between Staples and Office Depot and likely lead to higher prices and lower quality service for large businesses that buy office supplies.”