Sumner Communications Announces Promotion of New Managing Editor

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The independent retail industry's media leader elevates fresh editorial voice to B2B news publication.

Independent Retailer magazine, the official publication of and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumner Communications, is excited to announce the promotion of Ms. Krystina Morgan to Managing Editor of the magazine and its associated web site. Adding to her original duties as editor of The Merchandiser magazines, Morgan will lead the company’s expanding editorial reach in B2B wholesale and retail coverage.

“I can’t tell you how pleased and excited we are to have someone with Krystina’s extraordinary abilities taking the helm of the magazines,” says company CEO, E. Scott Sumner. “Krystina has shown herself to be an enormous asset to our team and I’m confident she will continue to push the envelope and keep Independent Retailer and The Merchandiser at the very top of the wholesale industry’s media list.”

Prior to her role at Sumner Communications, Morgan was published by her alma mater’s paper The Southern News, at Southern Connecticut State University, as well as in the Valley Independent Sentinel and the New Haven Independent.

About Sumner Communications:
Sumner Communications has been serving the wholesale merchandise industry since 1988. We are the leading publisher of magazines, directories and websites for the general merchandise trade. Our monthly titles Independent Retailer, East Coast Merchandiser, Midwest Merchandiser, Western Merchandiser, together with their corresponding news sites, and, are the leading sources for industry news and information for independent retailers across the United States. and its sister site,, are the internet’s original and most trusted B2B websites for buyers and sellers of wholesale and closeout merchandise to meet and conduct E-commerce in virtually every product category. At Sumner Communications, service and response have made us the most influential source in wholesale.

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