Under the terms of this agreement, ACI will provide subscriber seven-day home delivery, community-newspaper distribution, TMC delivery and other distribution-related services for several GateHouse Media properties in the region, including the Peoria Journal Star, Galesburg Register-Mail, Pekin Daily Times and Kewanee Daily Courier.
"Our relationship with ACI will provide the opportunity to deliver our products to the market, taking advantage of ACI's expertise and resources in distribution services while allowing us to focus on our core competencies as a local media company," said Mauser. "The change will be seamless to readers and advertisers; customers will continue to interact with the newspapers’ customer-service channels for subscriptions and other needs."
“We are excited about serving the Peoria Journal Star and its readers,” said Keith Somers, president of ACI. “We’re glad to be expanding with GateHouse Media, whose leadership in operational innovations has been a great fit with our multi-channel distribution strategy.”
GateHouse Media (OTC Pink Sheets: GHSE) is the parent company of the Peoria Journal Star. Headquartered in Fairport, NY, it is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, as measured by its 87 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of more than 10 million per week across 21 states through hundreds of community publications and local web sites.
ACI, headquartered in Long Beach, CA, and founded in 1965, is the nation’s leading provider of multi-channel distribution services. ACI is the only company that offers publishers a full selection of delivery services, including paid home delivery, single-copy, TMC/niche distribution, Sunday Select targeted delivery and their trademarked “Do No Harm” launch strategy.