Navarre Signs 3rd Party Logistics Agreement with GEAR4

Navarre to provide logistics to GEAR4, an iPod and iPhone accessory brand

New Hope, Minnesota, UNITED STATES

Minneapolis, MN, March 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navarre, a distribution and logistics provider, has been selected as the principal logistics service provider for GEAR4. GEAR4, a manufacturer of innovative accessories and app-enabled consumer electronics for the iPhone, iPod and iPad expanded into the US market in 2011 through distribution with Navarre. As well as being a leading manufacturer of Apple audio accessories, GEAR4 is the official licensee for audio and accessory products featuring characters from Rovio’s award-winning game, Angry Birds.

"We are pleased that our relationship has now expanded to include logistical services in addition to our existing distribution relationship ," said Joyce Fleck, President - Navarre Distribution Services, Inc. "With this expanded relationship, Navarre will provide GEAR4 with warehousing as well as fulfillment services.  GEAR4 continues to build a wide range of product offerings.  We are excited to be working with them in this expanded relationship."

"This is start of great new chapter in GEAR4 Americas expansion" said Brian Humphris, GEAR4’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas, "Navarre’s third party logistics will be another useful tool in strengthening our global logistics network and our commitment to our retail partners."


Navarre Distribution Services and Navarre Logistical Services are subsidiaries of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:NAVR) that together provide North American retailers and their suppliers with agile distribution and returns management, third-party logistics (3PL), online fulfillment and custom marketing programs, all powered by a best-in-class systems infrastructure and collaborative support teams. With a more than 25-year track record of connecting strong brands with smart logistics and unmatched service, the company helps its customers to pick, pack, ship and sell more profitably. Established in 1983, Navarre Corporation is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and has offices in Bentonville, AR and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at


Disruptive Limited is the owner and manufacturer of GEAR4, the UK’s leading iPod, iPhone and iPad audio brand. Founded in 2004, the company was one of the first companies in the world to launch a dedicated brand of iPod accessories. GEAR4 speakers are the best-selling iPod and iPhone speakers in the UK. GEAR4’s UK-based design, research and development teams work to deliver innovative devices and accessories for Apple products. Disruptive Limited is privately owned and operated, with its head office in High Wycombe and its full Americas operations team in Seattle, WA.


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