On a statement on their website today, Santa Claus Deliveries Inc. has confirmed that it has accepted a bid from UPS for a 40% stake in its distribution service.
Fears over job cuts for Elves have been dismissed, as all toys will be continued to be made in Santa’s workshop, although there are grave concerns that the delivery of this year’s Christmas presents may not be completed until July 2010.
Jim Collins, a spokesman for UPS said ‘Obviously we will endeavour to deliver as many presents as possible in time for Christmas, but people have to understand that our vans and trucks are fairly limited in comparison to sleigh-borne delivery methods. UPS employees will also have to pre-arrange deliveries to families in advance, to avoid prosecution for entering children’s bedrooms unannounced.’
This announcement heralds another phase in the firm’s continued expansion, which includes the recent purchase of a Lapland abattoir and a majority stake in the Greenland Traditional Venison Pasty Company.