On Monday, December 17 FedEx team members and guests will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate online holiday retail sales that are driving record volumes at FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost.
FedEx Ground team members will be on hand to ring the NYSE Opening Bell.
FedEx had its busiest day in company history on Dec. 10, 2012, when it moved a record number of shipments through its networks, a more than 10 percent increase over last year's busiest day. This increase was due in large part to the increasing popularity of online shopping. FedEx Ground realized the most notable seasonal spikes, which includes increased volume from its FedEx SmartPost service offering, a residential shipping service designed for online and catalog retailers, as well as FedEx Home Delivery, a popular delivery service that offers Saturday, evening and appointment delivery choices for residential deliveries.
Retail inventory such as apparel, personal consumer electronics and luxury goods as well as books and other items from large Internet retailers account for a large portion of FedEx holiday volumes. On average, more than 9 million packages move through the FedEx systems daily.
FedEx also increased its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions to help handle the surge in holiday shipments at FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost.
Monday, December 17, 2011
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 a.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m. The Opening Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground, a part of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leader in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable service to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Ground is faster to more locations than UPS and includes FedEx Home Delivery for residential customers and FedEx SmartPost specializing in the delivery of low-weight packages from businesses to residential customers through a partnership with the U.S. Postal ServiceŽ. FedEx Ground includes approximately 50,000 employees and a network of more than 520 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations. There are more than 30,000 motorized vehicles that transport approximately 5.6 million packages daily. The company reported annual revenue of $9.5 billion in fiscal year 2012.