You may have heard the word “webrooming” buzzing through the retail industry lately. But if you still don’t know what it means, you aren’t alone. Unlike showrooming, where consumers shopping in a store look online for more info — or more competitive prices — on a product, recent studies suggest that the newest trend among shoppers is to gather web intelligence before heading to the nearest shop to make their purchase.… Read More

Wrapping up a year marked by excellent operational metrics and valuable portfolio upgrades, Kimco closed 2014 on a high note. Our occupancy rates are now approaching historic highs and we are drawing our transformational strategy to a close as planned. We are proud to have delivered a 32.4 percent total shareholder return for the year, outperforming the RMZ, Dow Jones, and S&P 500 Indices.… Read More

In busy Northeast Philadelphia, Kimco has played a key role turning four adjacent blocks into a retail hub for the city. Target, Sears, and Pathmark anchor three of the properties where Cottman Avenue meets Bustleton Avenue, and all have been successfully serving a dense local population, buoyed in part by the ground-up renovations we completed five years ago.… Read More

You’ve likely heard the letters EMV by now. Standing for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa — the three companies that pioneered this smart chip credit card system — EMV is a more secure way to use payment terminals that are already in place in much of the world.… Read More

Retailers today face strong competition across both physical and online storefronts. As a result, convenience, quality, and personalization have become increasingly critical elements of creating a positive customer experience. But as brick-and-mortar stores work to win customers over in this new era of retailing, they can’t forget the basic dollars and cents of the business.… Read More

This Valentine’s Day the average romantic is expected to spend $142.31 on flowers, jewelry, apparel, candy, and more for their sweetheart, up nearly $10 from $133.91 last year, according to The National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey. This year’s findings also revealed that total spending is expected to reach an all-time survey high of $18.9 billion in 2015.… Read More

Getting customers through the door is half the battle. So what are businesses doing to attract customers to their shops? A recent trend shows retail chains hosting events to entice customers and boost sales. These in-store events vary by store and brand but they all have the same goal in mind–get the consumer in the store and keep them there.… Read More

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s (NAREIT) Leader in the Light Working Forum has become a must-attend event for an increasingly broad group of practitioners from leading REITs. Over the past several years, the Forum has evolved from a place to recognize and engage with winners of the Leader in the Light Award into a thought-provoking conference where portfolio owners, real estate investors, policy experts, and others convene to discuss the current and future state of sustainability.… Read More

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