The New York Value Merchandise Expo honored Forum Publishing Company on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at their show in a special ceremony open to exhibitors and buyers. Martin Stevens, Publisher of Retailers Forum Magazine and Swap Meet Magazine was given a special award for 3 Decades of service to the wholesale/retail industry.
Forum Publishing was started in 1981 and began as a 16-page local NY newspaper named Flea Market Forum, geared towards flea market vendors. Within a couple of years the paper went national with a major expansion and in it’s eighth year spun off into two magazines, Swap Meet Magazine for flea market vendors and the original magazine became known as Retailers Forum and changed its focus to independent retail store owners and distributors.
Full video of the event can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-sdffIC6o&feature=channel_video_title