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Flea market community and news site launches at

Jul 1, 2010
by Micheal Alterio

Flea market community and news site launches at

Business Website offers daily news, how-to articles, hot product and supplier features, reader forums, and a directory of thousands of U.S. flea markets and swap meets. is the new Web destination for the flea market and swap meet business community. Designed to offer daily flea market news, advice, and hot product information, the site is rich with facts, photos, and forums for wholesalers, vendors, and swap meet owners and managers. The site is being launched by Sumner Communications, publisher of three flea market and swap meet business magazines-East Coast Merchandiser, Midwest Merchandiser, and Western Merchandiser.

"There is nothing else like The site offers not only news and information, product sourcing, and the most up-to-date flea market directory in the industry, but also a social networking arena offering real-time communication for vendors, suppliers, and flea market owners and managers," says Merchandiser Group publisher Scott Steele.

Every business day, ( reports breaking stories on market openings and closures, personalities, legislation, attractions, research and more. How-to articles cover topics including spotting counterfeit currency, opening a new market, and getting a flea market business on a local TV news program. Product and supplier features keep readers in touch with sales trends and retail best practices. The site also features a comprehensive directory of U.S. flea markets and swap meets. Visitors can watch flea market videos, search among 600,000 wholesale products and connect on flea market message boards.

"The Website will be a great resource for our members," comments National Flea Market Association president Jeff Mann, owner of Raynham Flea Market in Massachusetts. "The NFMA has had a long-standing relationship with Sumner Communications, Merchandiser Group magazines and the Official Guide to Active Flea Markets and Swap Meets, and we see as taking it to the next level."

About the company: Sumner Communications, the leading publisher of magazines, directories and Websites for the general merchandise trade, has been serving the wholesale merchandise industry since 1988. With both monthly and annual titles, Sumner prints over two million copies each year for independent retailers, eBayers, dropshippers, flea market and swap meet vendors, and buyers of wholesale merchandise in virtually every product category.

For more information on, contact:
Michael Moran Alterio, content editor
Sumner Communications
24 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
Tel.: 203-748-2050
Toll Free: 800-999-8281
Fax: 203-830-2072

Topic: Wholesale News

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