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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

UPS steps up festive season hiring plan to avoid delivery delays

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

UPS is expecting to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 temporary employees to boost its service during the peak season, from October through to January.

City Link completes national hub upgrade to prepare for peak season

Monday, September 8th, 2014

UK parcel carrier City Link has said it is set up to cope with the forthcoming Christmas peak, with its new automated sorting system now fully operational at its national...

FedEx says "toughest winter ever" hit earnings by $125m

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

FedEx yesterday blamed "historically" severe winter weather for "significantly" affecting its financial results in the latest quarter.

Xmas e-commerce delivery complexity could "choke" growth, warns GFS study

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

This year’s peak parcel season in the UK saw volumes growing about 15% year-on-year for a third year in succession, but retailers struggled with a multi-channel approac...

Festive struggles and pension fees hit UPS in fourth quarter

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Struggles with Christmas volumes and a $3bn pension scheme charge hit parcel delivery giant UPS in its fourth quarter — the company recorded a $1.83 per share loss for ...

Parcels drive revenue growth at Royal Mail

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene said today she was confident of hitting the year’s financial targets, thanks to growth in the parcels business.

UPS downgrades Q4 earnings forecast after festive struggles

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Global shipping giant UPS warned investors on Friday that its results in the fourth quarter were affected by its struggles with this year’s peak season.

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