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Sumner Communications Announcements
Sumner fade rule Top Trade Title COVER Magazine Renamed For Independent Retailers. Bethel, CT, September 23, 2010 – Sumner Communications, the largest publisher of business magazines and websites serving independent retailers nationwide, today announced that COVER, the leading trade monthly for independent retail store owners, has been renamed Independent Retailer, effective with the October 2010 issue.

According to publisher Woody Sumner, the name “Independent Retailer” was selected to more accurately describe and identify both the readers of the magazine and the editorial focus of the publication. “For over 20 years, COVER, now Independent Retailer, has been the industry's first choice for business news and feature stories devoted to all aspects of independent retail store operations,” Sumner explained. “From marketing and management issues to new product news, merchandise trends, employee relations, company profiles and more, Independent Retailer is the monthly business source for owners of gift shops, convenience stores, boutiques, dollar stores, and independent retail stores of all kinds.”

IndependentRetailer.com, the online counterpart to the print magazine, features substantial original content and business information, complete with video and daily updates. “Independent retail store owners now have one clearly defined online and offline source for business information,” said Sumner. “The magazine and website solidify the market dominance of these two information leaders serving the independent retail industry.”

Independent Retailer is one of five monthly trade titles from Sumner Communications, the leading publisher of business magazines, websites, and directories serving independent retailers, wholesalers, distributors and closeout buyers. In addition to IndependentRetailer.com, the company's websites include WholesaleCentral.com, the oldest (est. 1996) and largest website for buying and selling wholesale merchandise.

For More Information Contact:
Woody Sumner
Sumner Communications, Inc.
24 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
203-748-5932 (fax)