Media Solutions acquired by Accelerate360 Distribution

The acquisition will add 2,000 retail locations to Accelerate360’s network.

MSolutions LLC, also known as Media Solutions, a subsidiary of Anderson Media Corp., has been purchased by Accelerate360 Distribution LLC. The deal closed on November 1.

Started in Alabama in 1917, Media Solutions, headquartered in Madison, is a distributor of periodicals, working with publishers and retailers to get periodicals into stores. In addition, the company processes and analyzes data and category management of those magazines and other products they distribute.

“Media Solutions is a great partner to the publishing community and has seen extraordinary growth over the past couple of years while providing outstanding service to their clients,” said David Parry, Accelerate360 president and CEO.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Accelerate360 is an omnichannel distributor, data and media company. The company delivers products to more than 60,000 retail locations weekly, including general merchandise, health, beauty and wellness category items. In addition, it is the largest magazine wholesaler in the U.S., with offices around the country.

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“We are very proud of the great retail partnerships we have built, and I would like to thank our dedicated employees who have contributed so much to our success. Today’s announcement underscores how committed Accelerate360 and Media Solutions are to the magazine distribution supply chain and to helping our retail partners and publishers see continued growth and success,” said John Franznick, Media Solutions president.

With the acquisition, Accelerate360 adds approximately 2,000 retail locations to its network of distribution assets.

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