From Our Door to Yours: Georgia’s Seasonal Supply Chain
Georgia’s Savannah Port handles more than 25% of all toys, decorations and sporting equipment for the Gulf and East Coast and reaches 70% of the nation’s total population.
There are 81 Christmas tree vendors in Georgia. The Home Depot is the No. 1 seller of fresh cut trees and is expected to sell 2.9 million fresh cut Christmas trees this holiday season.
Georgia-based AT&T Mobility provides more than 116 million subscribers the ability to call a loved one over the holidays.
Claxton Bakery has produced world-renownedfruit cakes since 1910 and currently distributes over 4 Million fruit cakes seasonally.
UPS anticipates a record worldwide delivery volume with more than 585 million packages, an increase of 11% over 2013. If those 585 million packages were set side-by-side, they would circle the Earth nearly 4.5 times.
Georgia continues to be regarded as the top pecan producing state in the U.S., with over 144,000 acres planted to pecans.
Georgia ports ship out more poultry than any other state in the nation.
More than 15 million passengers travelled through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Nov/2013 thru Dec/2013).
Delta will transport about 18,000,000 pounds of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Out of the top one hundred highest grossing films of 2013, 10 were shot in Georgia. The Georgia lensed film Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was the highest grossing film of 2013, with more than $864 million worldwide. This holiday season, the sequel, Mockingjay, is predicted to be 2014’s biggest movie.
2.4 million Americans will drive in Georgia for the holidays (2013).
Music has always been a big part of the holidays. More than 20 Georgia artists recently earned #1 spots on Billboard’s top-selling albums charts in 2014 including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Casting Crowns, Jennifer Nettles, Future, Brantley Gilbert, T.I., Mastodon, Canton Jones, Chris Tomlin and newcomer Sam Hunt.
The Atlanta Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker generated more than $2 million dollars in ticket sales in 2013.