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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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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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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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February 13, 2015




West Coast Port Shutdown to Continue Through the Weekend

With no resolution in sight to the tense labor stalemate, 29 West Coast ports will sit idle from Saturday through Monday as numerous trade groups and legislators on both sides of the aisle urge President Obama to intervene via the Taft-Hartley …

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February 12, 2015




Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …

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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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February 3, 2015




Retailers Support Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H….

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