updated 4/13/2011 2:17:43 PM ET 2011-04-13T18:17:43

Minneapolis, MN, April 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navarre, a distribution and logistics provider continues to penetrate into the Consumer Electronics and Accessories category and has signed an agreement with GEAR4 to distribute their Angry Birds iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch cases and their full line of consumer electronics products in the United States and Canada.  Navarre Distribution Services will distribute GEAR4’s products to a network of retail channels including mass merchants, office supply stores, wholesale clubs and online retailers.

GEAR4 sells innovative accessories and app-enabled consumer electronics for the iPhone, iPod and iPad in the UK and is partnering with Navarre to expand its distribution into North America.

"GEAR4’s Angry Birds themed cases and its line of app-enabled consumer electronics products are a perfect fit for electronics consumers taking advantage of the increasing app market." said Joyce Fleck, President of Navarre Distribution Services. "We look forward to partnering with GEAR4 to grow their business and further develop a mutually beneficial relationship."

Tom Dudderidge, founder and CEO of GEAR4 comments, "The appetite for our GEAR4 products has been phenomenal. When we launched the Angry Birds cases in Europe, we were inundated with requests from retailers desperate to re-stock them and our inbox is full of requests from customers in the US who have seen products such as our innovative UnityRemote. We are really pleased with this response."

He added, "Navarre has the knowledge, contacts and experience to maximize the opportunity that lies ahead of us and we’re delighted to be announcing this partnership today."

About Navarre:

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 pick, pack, ship and sell more profitably. Established in 1983, Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and has offices in Bentonville, AR and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.navarre.com.

About Gear 4:

GEAR4 is owned and managed by Disruptive Limited. Established in 2004, Disruptive Limited is independently owned and was one of the first companies in the world to launch a dedicated brand of iPod accessories. The Product Development and Marketing teams, which are based in the UK, are committed to all things iPod and iPhone. GEAR4 is the only major iPod accessory brand with both strong speaker and accessory ranges. The culmination of our passion for music, and the desire to truly do justice to the capability of the iPod and iPhone, have helped make GEAR4 what it is today.  

CONTACT: Marketing Communications 763-450-2368

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