SKOKIE, Ill. & YARMOUTH, Maine — Rand McNally, America’s map publisher, and DeLorme, dealing in mapping and GPS technology, jointly announced a major distribution partnership in which Rand McNally becomes the exclusive North American distributor for DeLorme’s print-based product line.
Rand McNally’s distribution network will increase the retail presence of the DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer series, America’s maps for outdoor recreation, and strengthens Rand McNally’s position as the nation’s largest distributor of printed maps. Rand McNally products are distributed in more than 50,000 retail outlets across North America.
“We are pleased to partner with DeLorme and to be able to provide their unrivaled recreational maps to a variety of new retailers,” said Dennis Fitz Patrick, Senior Vice President of Rand McNally’s Consumer Retail division. “We have worked with DeLorme for years and are excited to become the single point of distribution for their print product line.” DeLorme President Dave Eshelman added, “This exclusive agreement with the country’s premier maps and atlas distributor will expand sales of DeLorme print-based product line into additional retail outlets. Rand McNally is already the largest distributor of DeLorme atlases and this agreement will serve to expand our cooperative relationship for mutual benefit.”
The agreement covers DeLorme street atlases and folded maps for Maine and New England, in addition to the 50-state Atlas & Gazetteer series of topographic map books. All products will continue to carry the DeLorme logo, and will be published from the company’s Yarmouth, Maine headquarters. The agreement applies to the DeLorme printed series. DeLorme digital map and GPS product lines will continue to be distributed directly by DeLorme.