Stories From Retail

Articles

News, announcements, and think pieces from retail’s frontline.

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How to Write and Conduct a Store Visit Report

Store visits and audits are necessary for assessing the effectiveness of your stores. Here’s how to properly create and conduct one.

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Opinion: Navigating Corporate Retail’s Return to Work Requires Flexibility

Foko Retail's Director of Customer Success discusses the pros and cons of remote work and whether or not now is the right time to go back to the office.

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Tidying Up: Spring Cleaning Tips for Retail Stores

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity for retailers to reset and refresh. Here are some tips to make the process as organized, useful, and fun as possible.

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10 Books Every Retail Leader Should Read

Whether you’re looking for the best books on retail strategy, retail management, or just looking for something to read, these books are bound to inspire.

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How to Identify Store-Level Inefficiencies in Retail

Learn techniques to identify store-level inefficiencies and time-wasting tasks that are preventing your stores from reaching their potential.

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5 Signs You’re Using an Outdated Retail Task Management System

Find out if your outdated retail task management system is holding your team back from reaching their full potential and improving sales

Case Studies

Foko Retail customers share their success stories.

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Diesel

Learn why Diesel ditched their in-house solution and began using Foko Retail in 2016 to collect photos from stores and provide feedback.

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Pharmacy Retail Case Study

Here's how we onboarded 38,000+ employees at one of the biggest retail pharmacy chains in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kurt Geiger

With Foko Retail, Converse has a direct, two-way line to global partner markets, allowing them to easily communicate with retail teams all over the world.

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Fabletics

Using Foko Retail to communicate between HQ and stores has helped Fabletics streamline its visual merchandising process and save valuable time. Here's how.

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Converse

With Foko Retail, Converse has a direct, two-way line to global partner markets, allowing them to easily communicate with retail teams all over the world.

Five Below Store Display - Foko Retail Case Study

Five Below

Like a lot of retailers, Five Below was stuck using an outdated legacy system to connect with their stores and field teams. It was time for an upgrade.

Guides

Expert advice from the people pushing retail forward.

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The Ultimate Guide to Store Team Engagement

Employee engagement is at an all-time low. Learn how to motivate and inspire retail employees in our guide to engaging store teams.

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How to Improve Store Operations [2021 Guide]

In our latest guide, we show you how to accomplish more in-store and hold teams accountable during this difficult time.

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How to Improve Product Knowledge in Retail [2020 Guide]

Knowledge is power. Use these tips on how to improve product knowledge in retail to deliver a great customer experience at every location.

Two retail associates looking at a computer screen in a retail store

Build vs. Buy: A Guide to Enterprise Retail Software

Deciding whether to build retail software or seek out an off-the-shelf solution isn’t easy. Here are the build vs. buy questions to ask yourself first.

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The Art of Storytelling in Window Displays

Visual merchandiser Holly Wadsworth knows how to make great window displays. Here’s what you can learn from her showstopping designs for LVMH and more.