While at this year’s International Council of Shopping Centers at (ICSC) RECon conference, I ran into Steve Hockett, President of Great Clips, a hair salon which has enjoyed healthy growth and loyal patrons. Great Clips typically sets up shop in neighborhood or community shopping centers, Kimco’s sweet spot, and the chain currently has 57 locations throughout our portfolio.… Read More

In its recent Real Weddings Study, The Knot surveyed nearly 16,000 U.S. brides and grooms married in 2014 and revealed that wedding budgets continue to rise, with an average wedding cost of $31,213 and an average dress cost of $1,357.… Read More

It seems that recently Elon Musk has been driving his Tesla full speed ahead, straight toward the energy storage market.

Long hidden in the shadow of its premium electric vehicles, Tesla Motor Inc.’s alternative business unit came into the spotlight during a launch event in late April when CEO Elon Musk introduced a line of home and industrial battery packs.… Read More

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According to the Small Business Administration, 90 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are family-owned. That’s why a few weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day by talking to mothers at women-owned businesses. Now, with Father’s Day right around the corner, we are shining the spotlight on the “pops” of these mom-and-pop, family-owned businesses by speaking with three businesses across the country and getting their tips for small shop owners.… Read More

Starbucks isn’t just known for its killer cup of joe, but its distinctive interior ambiance which sparked a new coffee shop craze across the country and helped turn the company into a household name.

Still, even as one the most iconic brands in the world, Starbucks has been challenged to rethink the store model that once worked so seamlessly and naturally for its customers, and come up with fresh and novel ways to bridge the gap between its brick-and-mortar services and consumers’ new digital demands.… Read More

At Artisan’s Palate in Kimco’s Palm Plaza Shopping Center in Temecula, Calif., gourmet food is a way of life.

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Pia Maffei is the founder and owner of the healthy, specialty gourmet food shop which connects area shoppers with local artisans that produce some of the highest quality products in the region.… Read More

Earlier this year, the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey suffered a devastating fire. Thanks to the hard work of firefighters and first responders in the region, there were no fatalities as a result of the fire, and they were able to save one of the buildings.… Read More

Enter the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Maryland: A storybook amusement park built in 1955, making it the first theme park in Maryland and the East Coast, and the second oldest theme park in the country (Disneyland being the oldest).… Read More