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Meals by Mail

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

While the U-S Postal Service gets ready to celebrate Latin American cuisine on a set of
stamps… the Dutch Postal Agency is actually delivering food. It just expanded its food
delivery service to seven days a week, anywhere in the country. It’s not just groceries,
it’s complete meals. And Post N-L, the agency, even supplies the reusable insulated
boxes for the deliveries.

Sure, the Netherlands is much smaller than the United States — smaller than most states.

But consider the rapid rise in food delivery services here in the U-S… and all the
fast-food chains that are beginning to offer delivery.

And package delivery is a growth area for the U-S Postal Service. All those products that
we order online have to be delivered by SOMEONE… and the agency has a good share of that
market. It’s profitable, too.

We’re even seeing the U-S Postal Service make some deliveries on Sunday now.

So it’s really not that far a stretch from issuing stamps for empanadas and tamales… to
delivering them, ready to eat.

I’m Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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