Gannett, Scripps Florida Papers Agree to Distribute Each Other in Home Markets

By: E&P Staff

Gannett Co. Inc. and E.W. Scripps Co. are rolling out a plan to distribute each others’ dailies on Florida’s West Coast.

Since Jan. 4, the Naples Daily News, published by E.W. Scripps, has been delivering Gannett’s The News-Press of Fort Meyers in the Daily News’ home Collier County. Starting next Monday, the News-Press will begin distributing the Daily News to single-copy sales locations in its Lee County.

And on Feb. 8, the News-Press will begin home delivery of the Daily New in the Fort Meyers area.

“We have established a partnership that will continue to provide excellent delivery service to our customers in Collier County,” News-Press Circulation Vice President Bob Sutherland said in an article in his newspaper. “The change should be seamless to our customers.”

As part of the distribution deal, the papers will also deliver other papers in their respective markets that were handled by the outside paper. The publications include the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Financial Times and Investor’s Business Daily.

The News-Press said that later in the year it will begin distributing USA Today and The New York Times in Lee County.

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