R&F Update: Partnerships for a New Era
In response, R&F has been working in new ways to bring our product line to you. We have partnered with art stores on new packaging and display cases to best showcase both our encaustic paints and Pigment Sticks. These new displays will be showing up in more and more stores soon. We believe that a stronger presence in stores will be convenient to you, the customer, but will also help to support local art shops and in turn local economies, which are so vital to the arts community. Please click here to see a listing of our retail outlets. If you know of a specific store that you feel could benefit from having R&F please let us know.
Last month R&F had a chance to talk to many of these local retailers when we attended the NAMTA (National Art Materials Trade Association) convention and trade show in Indianapolis, IN. For retailers and manufactures NAMTA is the place where industry professionals have a chance to see and preview new and innovative art materials. It is important to let you know that we have also been collaborating with other companies to introduce new products. There was a lot of interest and enthusiasm from stores about R&F. We received two awards including an Art Business Innovation Award with Ampersand and Best Small Booth Award. The momentum from NAMTA has been contagious and everyone at R&F is looking forward to a productive summer.We gave you a taste of things to come with the introduction of our new, more affordable encaustic medium pellets a few weeks ago. This is just the beginning. In the next few months you will see several more new products we have been preparing. You will also see our new packaging and displays popping up in more stores, so be on the lookout. We will keep you posted via our newsletter and online blog.As we keep growing, R&F will continue to craft our high-quality artist paints in small, carefully controlled batches and as we look towards the future we assure you that we will continue to work for you, our artist partners, to best meet your needs.
Most importantly, we thank you all for making this possible.
The Team at R&F