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The Logistics of Valentine’s Day

Send all your lovin' with SWEET, SWEET LOGISTICS Every year, Cupid – plus, a fleet of UPS drivers, pilots, manufacturers and distributors – delivers sweet surprises around the world in time for Valentine's Day. If we could, we'd send logistics a huge bouquet and "be mine" candy hearts. UPS MY CHOICE SM TOP VALENTINE'S GIFTS IN 2011 JEWEL RY $3.5 BILLION DINING OUT $3.4 BILLION FLOWERS $1.7 BILLION CLOTHING $1.6 BILLION CANDY $1.5 BILLION* GREETING CARDS $1.1 BILLION** AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND $18B ON GIFTS IN 2012 Estimated candy sales for 2012: $2.6 billion ** Most popular Valentine's Day gift us. ONLY UPS MY CHOICE™ CIAO! 32% 8 BILLION CANDY HEARTS WILL BE PRODUCED THIS YEAR. of consumers plan to do their Valentine's Day shopping online. Laid side-by-side that's 250,000,000 ft. enough to stretch from Rome, Italy, to Valentine, Arizona, and back 20 times. YOUR LOVE, SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED- WITH UPS MY CHOICE". Get alerts on those precious Valentine orders or reroute, so your loved one doesn't get an early sneak peek. Take control of your deliveries and sign up at now. SWEETEST HOLIDAYS Valentine's Day is the fourth biggest holiday of the year for confectionery purchases. CALIFORNIA SUGAR RUSH The Golden State has the most chocolate manufacturing establishments in the nation. CONFECTION CONNECTION AMERICANS ATE 24.7 TUESDAY 14 POUNDS Men say they'd rather receive Women prefer a gift after a nice dinner, while most men prefer gifts first thing in the morning. CANDY SALES RISE WHEN VALENTINE'S DAY FALLS ON A WEEKDAY chocolate than flowers from their OF CANDY PER CAPITA IN 2010 sweethearts. MESSENGERS OF LOVE LOVE AROUND THE WORLD In addition to the U.S., Valentine's Day is also celebrated in: Cupid Eros, the Greek counterpart to this popular Roman mythological character, means love in Ancient Greek. CANADA UNITED KINGDOM DENMARK FRANCE UNITED STATES ITALY Valentinus Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus. MEXICO AUSTRALIA Jack Valentine In Norfolk, United Kingdom, this mysterious character disappears into thin air after knocking at the door and leaving his gifts. MINE, EH G'DAY, LOVE JEG ELSKER FANCY DIG JE TAIME CUTIE PIE Sources: National Confectioners Association, National Retail Federation, U.S. Census Bureau, Gift Basket Review, eBillMe survey úps WEOLOGISTICS"

The Logistics of Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air … and on the road as UPSers gear up to deliver gifts of love for Valentine’s Day. While jewelry topped last year’s list of Valentine’s gifts, candy remains a popular option ...




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