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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule Independent Retailer and Web Wholesaler Magazines Merge

May 1, 2013 – Sumner Communications, Inc. is thrilled to announce the merger of our publications, Web Wholesaler Magazine and INDEPENDENT RETAILER, to form a single, stronger and more comprehensive monthly magazine and website. The new INDEPENDENT RETAILER will continue to feature the vital wholesale business news and product information that store owners depend upon, and will now include the addition of several new and expansive sections aimed at all things Internet, especially buying and selling online.

With the natural blending, you now have one definitive monthly resource - in print and online - to help effectively manage and grow your business. INDEPENDENT RETAILER is proud to be the official publication of WholesaleCentral.com, the web's original wholesale directory.

Now in our 25th year, Sumner Communications continues to be the industry leader in B2B publishing for independent retailers of all kinds, and will continue to bring our readers the quality reporting expected from all of our brands.

We are excited to join these two trusted publications and look forward to the breadth of opportunities the merger will bring to our readers.

About Sumner Communications
Sumner Communications has been serving the wholesale merchandise industry for more than 25 years. With its library of monthly magazines, book-bound directories and powerful websites, Sumner is the leading publisher for the general merchandise trade. Printing in excess of two million buyer-requested magazines and books each year, the company's range of media properties brings buyers and sellers together, and provides a trusted and secure arena for wholesalers, importers and manufacturers to connect with buyers in virtually every product category.