In today's world there are many options when it comes to buying office supplies. This transaction does not represent any harm to the people. It would be a shame for this deal not to get approval. How is ODP and/or Staples going to grow with out a merger. This deal would help these companies to survive and bring better pricing to the consumer.
The one thing we need to have a buyout occur is management to have incentive. If a buyout happens most likely all of management is terminated. Hopefully they put the shareholders first and agree to the buyout. The best thing for Walgreens to do is make it public that they are looking at buying RAD.....assuming it is Walgreens. This way the board has the pressure to at least look into a transaction.
This is what is wrong with America. There is no reason that this deal should be challenged by the FTC. This will actually help both Companies compete with other retailers. I am still hopeful it will get approved but the price movement is not a good sign.