In May, 490 Kimco Realty associates representing 70 distinct teams, took their first steps toward completing the 100-day Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), a world-wide program aimed to help improve the health and performance of employees, globally. We spoke with some of our employees before setting off on the challenge to understand their motivation for participating.… Read More

Last month, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its doors in our North West Square shopping center in Columbus, Ohio. The grocery chain, a full-service specialty retailer focusing on healthy and organic offerings, is on an aggressive expansion throughout the Midwest and chose our shopping center as its first location in Ohio.… Read More

Clean eating” may be a hot new dietary fad, but sometimes eating dirty just hits the spot. That was the idea behind creating Dirtyburger, a burger joint known for its specialty dirty dust flavoring. Located in Kimco’s Manetto Hill Plaza in Plainview, NY, Dirtyburger was created to offer not only delicious burgers, but also award-winning steaks, veggie burgers, salmon burgers, and a host of options to meet every type of dietary restriction.… Read More

When we smile or laugh throughout the day, we’re actually making ourselves more productive by triggering the release of the feel-good chemical dopamine, which fuels creativity and engagement. In fact, studies have shown that happy employees are 31 percent more productive, have 37 percent higher sales, and not only solve problems more quickly, but deliver a better end result.… Read More

Never before has it been so difficult to create a perfect marketing mix. It seems like every day new studies and reports are being released about the hottest new products that are flying off the shelves, how to integrate Big Data into your advertising efforts, or what the best social platforms are for reaching consumer audiences.… Read More

It’s that time of year again when consumers start dusting off their backpacks, their notebooks, and their wallets. Last year, total back-to-school shopping spending reached $72.5 billion, with approximately $8.6 billion cashed in at family clothing stores in the month of August alone.… Read More

Next up in our series of StoreFront posts, we are featuring Mountain Mike’s Pizza—a pizza chain along the West Coast. What started as a single pizza restaurant with a casual, family-oriented atmosphere has grown into a leading pizza brand with more than 150 restaurants in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.… Read More

Next up in our series of posts introducing tools to help small businesses, we are featuring Shakr — an innovative start-up based in Seoul and San Francisco that creates video templates for small businesses to use for their advertisements or informational videos, eliminating the high costs associated with hiring a videographer and editor.… Read More

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