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Scanning, retail sales stats released

Scanning scorecard
Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Jan. 13, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.42 percent during the week ending Jan. 13, up from one week earlier.

Dakotas (98.7 percent) topped the districts, while Western (97.75 percent) led the areas.

Scanning allows customers to track their packages and mail. It also helps the Postal Service improve efficiency and network management.

Scores and standings change continually. To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Scanning” on the left hand side, and then “DES 2 — Scan Performance” from the drop-down options.

Big holidays. Holiday retail sales during November and December increased 4 percent over 2015 to $658.3 billion, the National Retail Federation reported last week.

The total includes $122.9 billion in online and other non-store sales, which were up 12.6 percent over the year before.

Year in review. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has released its Annual Report to the President and Congress.

The 62-page report, which is available on the PRC’s site, provides an account of the agency’s activities during 2016.

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