) has been named the official closeout directory of the Transworld Merchandise Center (http://www.twmerchcenter.com
). This new strategic partnership between the two closeout industry leaders brings together the vast network of buyers and sellers that Closeout Central and Transworld Merchandise Center serve, and introduces these merchants to new opportunities to buy and sell quality merchandise.
Occupying a 90,000 square foot permanent closeout merchandise mart located in Des Plaines, IL Transworld Merchandise Center attracts buyers from such industry giants as JCPenney, Big Lots, Ocean State Jobbers and Walgreens with high quality brand name closeouts and extreme value merchandise. Established in 1996, Closeout Central is the Internet's oldest and most respected closeout directory. This sister site to the number one Alexa-ranked wholesale directory, WholesaleCentral.com, draws the most diverse audience of closeout buyers and sellers on the Internet.
General Manager of Transworld Merchandise Center, Dirk Davidson, announced the partnership. "When Closeout Central approached me I recognized the potential of this promising cross promotional opportunity. Closeout Central attracts huge numbers of high quality buyers to their website. Attaching Transworld Merchandise Center to Closeout Central will drive these diverse buyers to our showrooms. These buyers are the target audience for our exhibitors and I anticipate a boost in our attendance due to this alliance."
Scott Sumner, CEO of CloseoutCentral.com's parent company, Sumner Communications, was equally optimistic. "It is our belief that cross promotion between the top US trade shows and WholesaleCentral.com and CloseoutCentral.com is a tremendous way to publicize these shows to our half a million unique monthly visitors, while also exposing tradeshow buyers and exhibitors to our wholesale and closeout directories. We are extremely pleased that the Transworld Merchandise Center is one of our first partners in this endeavor, as they serve the same high quality exhibitors and buyers as our websites."
Closeout Central and Wholesale Central are products of Sumner Communications, Inc., publisher of monthly trade magazines, directories and web sites serving the wholesale merchandise buying and selling industry since 1988. The company's mission is to maintain its position as the number one online and print resource for the general merchandise industry, and to facilitate sales of wholesale and closeout products such as apparel, jewelry and novelties, with independent retailers, drop shippers, closeout distributors, e-commerce retailers and online auction dealers. Closeout Central provides free and fast access to the latest closeouts and liquidations from the nation's leading suppliers.
Transworld Merchandise Center, the "Closeout Capital of America" features two exhibit halls and is conveniently located just one mile from Chicago's O'Hare airport. In addition to the two permanent exhibit halls, Transworld Merchandise Center has seven wholesale buying events a year.
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