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Closeout Central Partners with TMC

Nov 1, 2009 has been selected as the official wholesale directory of the Transworld Merchandise Center. Closeout Central, established by Sumner Communications Inc. in 1996, is the Internet's oldest and most respected closeout directory. It is the sister site to the number one Alexa ranked wholesale web directory,, which draws the largest and most diverse audience of wholesale buyers and sellers on the Internet.

Transworld Merchandise Center, located in Des Plaines, IL, is a 90,000 square foot permanent closeout merchandise showroom. It 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. The 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.

"I recognized the potential of this promising cross promotional opportunity," said Dirk Davidson, general manager of Transworld Merchandise Center. "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's parent company, Sumner Communications, was equally optimistic. "It is our belief that cross promotion between the top U.S. trade shows and and is a tremendous way to publicize these shows to our half a million unique monthly visitors, while also exposing trade show 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. Based in Bethel, CT, Sumner Communications is the publisher of Cover, and other monthly trade magazines, directories and websites 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, dropshippers, closeout distributors, ecommerce 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. For more information, visit, and

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