So-called "Green Monday" falls on the second Monday of December and is one of the most lucrative days of the year for retail companies. In 2011, U.S. consumers spent $1.1bn on that day alone, according to comScore. Green Monday also traditionally kicks off the heaviest online shopping week of the year.
For the overall holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, FedEx forecasts more than 280 million shipments to move through its worldwide shipping networks. This would be a year-over-year volume increase of more than 13 percent compared to 2011 when 247 million shipments were processed.
Source: FedEx Corp.
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