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UPS Kicks Off Peak Week

Driven by the growth in e-commerce, UPS (NYSE: UPS) expects to pick up more than 34 million packages today, Monday, Dec. 16, and expects to deliver 29 million packages globally on Tuesday, Dec. 17, a record for a single day at the world’s largest package delivery company. During UPS’s 107th holiday season, Dec. 16 – 20 is known as “Peak Week” due to the surge in volume.

“The entire team at UPS has planned all year to handle the annual increased shipping volume during the holidays,” said Alan Gershenhorn, chief sales, marketing and strategy officer. “As consumers change the way they shop for holiday gifts and shipping needs shift, customers rely even more on UPS for trusted and convenient solutions around the globe.”

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UPS CFO Kuehn on Holiday Shipping, Strategy – Bloomberg

Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer of United Parcel Service Inc., talks about the company’s holiday shipping outlook and business strategy. Kuehn speaks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.”

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The UPS Store and Toys For Tots Share The Joy of Reading this Holiday Season

Vote for Your Favorite Scholastic Classic and The UPS Store will send that same title to Toys for Tots for a less fortunate child.

Today The UPS Store® launches Vote for Your Favorite Scholastic Classic, aimed to raise literacy awareness and support for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an effort dedicated to providing our nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life.
Through Dec. 15, people can visit the Toys for Tots Facebook page to vote for their favorite of six classic childhood titles from Scholastic – The Secret Garden, Make Way for Ducklings, Charlotte’s Web, Stone Soup, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Three Little Pigs. For every vote, The UPS Store will purchase that same book for a child in need, up to $10,000 worth of books.

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Flying Polar Bears: Inside UPS’s Billion-Dollar Hub – Bloomberg

It’s the busiest season of the year for UPS, the world’s biggest package shipping company, and its Worldport hub. That’s where a virtual army of workers is helping to sort packages and load them onto to jets that deliver to 200 countries.

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Forget Drones: This Is the Future of Delivery – Bloomberg

Ten years in the making, a UPS system called Orion crunches data so that drivers can save a fraction of a mile. It’s expected to save the world’s biggest package delivery company millions of dollars a year in gas. Bloomberg goes inside the making of the mathematical model that explores the physics of the driving route.