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posted: 12/21/2012 7:08 AM

It's all-hands-on-deck for final retail push

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  • This season, the deadline for orders with guaranteed Christmas delivery is the latest ever, with L.L. Bean offering free shipping as late as noon Friday.

      This season, the deadline for orders with guaranteed Christmas delivery is the latest ever, with L.L. Bean offering free shipping as late as noon Friday.

 
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With the final retail push under way, l.l. bean ceo chris mccormick is playing santa's helper against a backdrop of conveyor belts and beeping front-end loaders as he boxes up slippers and shirts. but there's little time to reflect on the holiday cheer those gifts will bring because he's busy concentrating to make sure no shipments go astray.

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