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Independent Retailer Magazine Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 2015 Retail Forecast

Jan 6, 2015

Independent Retailer magazine, the leading trade publication for independent retail store owners, celebrates their 25th anniversary with a forward-looking 2015 Retail Outlook special issue. "For 25 years Independent Retailer has focused on supporting independent retailers across the U.S.," states Scott Sumner, CEO of Sumner Communications, and owner of Independent Retailer. "Our commitment to excellence and to providing the best possible support to these small business entrepreneurs is stronger than ever and I am proud to unveil our January issue."

Featuring actionable ideas from major thought leaders and business voices, the 2015 Retail Outlook is a power-packed issue filled with insightful predictions for the New Year and beyond.

"The all-star panel of experts we've interviewed covers every possible angle of the retail spectrum," Sumner continues, "With the integration of the Internet into our daily personal and business lives, it's more important than ever to take a moment of introspection and consider what the future holds. Our 2015 Retail Outlook is exactly that."

"As always, we will continue to share information retailers need to succeed every day, such as product trends, payment technology advances, and the latest marketing and web profit ideas," says Bill McNulty, Publisher of Independent Retailer. "Going forward, our readers will continue to get exclusive feature stories that outline critical shifts in sales directions, emerging new products, and the evolving trade show outlook."

Independent Retailer magazine was launched in 1989 and presently has a readership of more than 131,000 brick and mortar and online retailers. Anyone interested in subscribing may contact us at

About Sumner Communications

Sumner Communications has been serving the wholesale merchandise industry for more than 28 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.

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