FedEx does not see Amazon as a major threat, even as the technology giant collects key resources to expand shipments and deliveries.
In a telephone conversation with investors Tuesday, Fred Smith, chief executive of FedEx, said Amazon was "a good customer for us." "We do not see them as a rival," he said, referring to Amazon.
Smith said: "We have very strong strategies, well understood by the management team." "The markets we are dealing with are growing, and as we have said time and again, our market share has grown, especially in the sectors we want to grow."
It has long been speculated that Amazon's growing deliveries and shipments could take market share from companies such as FedEx and UPS. Analysts have renewed this prediction after last week's announcement of a new flight center in the Amazon region of Texas.
"FedEx is not worried about the expansion of Amazon Aviation and that our volumes in local networks continue to increase," said Raj Subramaniam, chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx.
In addition to expanding air deliveries, Amazon is also putting more resources behind ground freight. Last month, Amazon confirmed plans to employ thousands of full-time seasonal staff across the United States to deliver packages from loyalty centers to customer doors in the holiday season.
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