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Foko Retail Officially Launches COVID Kit for Retailers

Foko Retail is pleased to announce the release of its screening tool, MyCheck-In, in addition to a free communication module, and website tracking store reopenings as part of its new COVID Kit for retailers.

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MyCheck-In: COVID-19 Screening Tool for Retailers and Brands

Identify employees who may be sick and susceptible to spreading the coronavirus. Learn how our COVID-19 screening tool helps retailers protect their store teams and customers.

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When Can Stores Reopen: Dates and Guidelines for Each State

States are starting to ease restrictions on when stores can reopen. Here’s what non-essential retailers need to know as they prepare for the new normal.

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COVID-19: How to Safely Reopen Retail Stores

Non-essential retailers around the world are wondering how and when they can safely reopen retail stores. Here’s what NRF and the RILA recommend.

Retail employee with a mask during Covid-19

How to Communicate with Retail Teams During the COVID-19 Crisis

Need a COVID-19 communication plan, but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled research-backed tips to help retailers who need to communicate fast.

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6 Tips for Streamlining Internal Retail Store Communications

Here’s how retailers can see what’s happening in their stores and get stuff done with retail communication software and communication management tools.

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5 Retail Buzzwords We Hate in Brick-and-Mortar

Retail buzzwords get a bad rap. The problem occurs when they get overused to the point of becoming cliché. Here are five we never want to hear again.

Five Below storefront

Why Five Below is Beating Other Discount Brands at the Retail Game

Despite struggles throughout the retail industry, discount and dollar stores are still going strong. Here’s how Five Below rose above the rest.

Indigo Storefront

What Retail Can Learn From Indigo, the Cultural Department Store

The Canadian bookstore chain (and Foko Retail customer) just experienced its most profitable year yet, and is expanding into the United States.

Forever 21 Storefront in Japan

Forever 21’s Fade Should Worry More than Just Fast-Fashion

Too many locations and shifting customer tastes lead to the retailer’s end. Foko Retail’s Wayne Selman explains what retailers can learn from it.

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