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February 3, 2015

Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring after 39 years with the USPS.

Brennan said in a release that she plans to …


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December 15, 2014

Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the peak holiday shipping volume day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

The USPS is …


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November 14, 2014

Brennan to Replace Donohoe as Postmaster General

The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire on Feb. 1 after 39 years with the Postal Service.

In conjunction with that announcement, USPS’s Board of …


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September 9, 2015

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19

Firing the first salvo in the shipping wars ahead of the holiday shopping season, Toys R Us announced today it is lowering its free shipping threshold by more than half, from $49 to $19 for both its Toys R Us and Babies …


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January 6, 2015

USPS Exceeds Holiday Delivery Projections

The U.S. Postal Service delivered approximately 524 million packages in December, an increase of 18% over 2013.

On Dec. 22 alone, the USPS delivered more than 28 million packages, marking the most packages delivered in a single day in the organization’s history, according …


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June 17, 2015

Toys R Us Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in France

Toys R Us, Inc. has announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding ecommerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe.

The 51,000-square-meter (550,000-square-foot) facility will service …


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November 10, 2014

Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach

The U.S. Postal Service said today it had been the victim of a data breach this fall, but that the intrusion did not involve credit or debit card data of customers making retail and online purchases from USPS services …


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November 6, 2014

USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season

The U.S. Postal Service announced that beginning Nov. 17, it will provide seven-day package delivery to major cities and high-volume areas during the holiday season, including Christmas Day, in response to expected double-digit package volume growth.

“During the holidays, no …


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November 2, 2014

Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume

The three major parcel carriers – FedEx, UPS and USPS – are forecasting this to be the busiest holiday season ever.

USP said it anticipates volume of more than 585 million packages in December,  an 11% increase over 2013. UPS expects its 2014 peak delivery day …


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August 11, 2014

Despite Revenue Gains, USPS’s 3Q Net Loss Hit $2 Billion

It was another one of those good-news-bad news for the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS’s third-quarter revenue increased 3.2% compared to the same period in 2013, but it suffered a net loss of $2 billion.

First, the good news: Shipping and package …


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