. . . Tuesday December 21, 2004

Finding the Holiday Rush

With less crowded malls and lower sales than expected, some retailers are asking themselves where the holiday rush is this year.

Well, we may have found it at FedEx shipping hubs. With their 600 planes and 70,000 trucks, FedEx delivered a cool 8.1 million packages yesterday. And the rush is still coming.

According to one FedExec: “The peak used to be the week of Thanksgiving. But now that we’ve gotten into e-commerce, people are waiting longer.”

Are we having an economic slump that is leading to a worse than expected holiday season at the nation’s cash registers or is it more simple than that? Maybe we just haven’t gotten around to shopping yet.

Concentration is important!