Retail First Corporation Announces Expansion of Print Division, Launches 'Graphics First'

Aug 11, 2015, 09:00 ET from Retail First

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retail First, a full-service retail environment, P.O.P., branding and marketing company, is proud to announce the expansion of our print division and the launch of 'Graphics First'. This adds to the broad range of services that Retail First provides including creative development, manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution of metal, wood, and plastic fixtures, sign holders and POP displays, as well as branding, marketing, advertising, direct mail, catalog, packaging and social and digital marketing.

Joining the company and leading Graphics First, are print industry veterans and brothers Steve Rubin, Vice President of Print Operations and Barry Rubin, Vice President of Digital Print Solutions. The expansion of our services will offer a quicker response and continuing cost-effective solutions to Retail First's current roster of clients and to support new business opportunities. In addition to Retail First's core group of services, the Rubin's will continue to provide graphics to specialty organizations including museums, casinos, media outlets, not for profits, tourist destinations, event producers and entertainment venues throughout the midwest.

Retail First moved to its newest 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in the Summer of 2013 in anticipation of growth to support growing client needs and expand core capabilities. The addition of new high performance print equipment at our Schaumburg Facility has expanded our location by another 10,000 sq. ft.

'Our client's success relies on the creation and on-time delivery of impactful brand environments and visual communications programs. Our new investment in equipment, and partnerships with companies like Vutek and Zund, will help us to deliver those results,' states Brian King, Co-CEO.

David Plier, Co-CEO noted that 'not only do we have two seasoned printing professionals in charge of the division, we have also purchased the most up to date equipment in the industry. Our graphics are now jumping off the page and making a difference that our clients and their clients notice.'

Last year, Retail First added retail merchandising veterans Mark Gantner, who spent 35 years with major display companies including ASA Inc., a P.O.P. company which he owned and operated; and Joe Brahar, who spent over 27 years with Walgreens, leading their visual merchandising and procurement divisions. Both are Executive Directors of National Accounts.

Already trusted partners in helping clients grow their business, Retail First will build on their reputation for excellence by continuing to exceed client expectations.

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