Despite the economic challenges that have continued to impact the retail real estate industry this year, we’ve also experienced positive developments that have strengthened our businesses, reduced some concerns, and given us optimism about continued growth in 2014. This upward momentum has impacted organizations throughout the industry — REITs, retailers, and institutional investors alike.… Read More

NAREIT Leader in the Light Award 2013NAREIT recognized Kimco last week by honoring us with a 2013 Leader in the Light Award. These preeminent awards recognize NAREIT members that have demonstrated excellence in sustainability and energy efficiency. Kimco was the sole recipient in the Retail category.… Read More

Families, friends, communities, and businesses join together every Veterans Day to recognize the members of our Armed Forces, past and present. This year, retailers nationwide are celebrating our veterans by offering special promotions and events as a way to say thanks to those who have selflessly served our country.… Read More

FULL BLOOM: Sprouts now has 163 stores, including this one shown at Kimco’s Loma Square in San Diego

FULL BLOOM: Sprouts now has 163 stores, including this one shown at Kimco’s Loma Square in San Diego

Specialty grocers are carving deeper inroads into the retail industry, with small to mid-size brands such as Sprouts, Fresh Thyme, The Fresh Market, Fairway, and Aldi expanding their presence amid established players including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.… Read More

The pressure to make up for six less shopping days this holiday shopping season has reached a fever pitch for retailers. “Gray Thursday” is the new starting point of the holiday shopping season, with many major retailers slated to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.… Read More

Retailers are under pressure to create winning email marketing campaigns this holiday season and claim their share of NRF’s predicted $602.1 billion in sales throughout November and December. The mobile channel in particular continues to hold significant growth potential for retailers.… Read More

Kimco reported its third-quarter earnings last week and the numbers tell a compelling story.  Not only did we continue to deliver strong financial and operating results, but we moved closer to becoming a pure-play North American retail real estate investment company with a portfolio built for long-term stability and growth.… Read More

Shop Small Today’s guest post comes to us from Bruce D. Sanders, Ph.D., SPHR, consumer psychologist, retail consultant, and author. He shares some Small Business Saturday advice as we head into this year’s event on Nov. 30.

For more help, visit Small Business Saturday’s website, where you’ll find a variety of Shop Small logos, printable signage, email templates, small business success stories, and other marketing resources to help you promote your store and event.Read More

It’s November, and just around the corner is ICSC’s RetailGreen Conference. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 3 and 4 in Phoenix, and promises to be one of the best attended to date. In addition to a packed agenda filled with valuable speakers and networking sessions, the conference will be the global launch site of ICSC’s Property Efficiency Scorecard.… Read More

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

Mitch Ancona’s approach to engaging with his customers is as effervescent as the hundreds of bottles of champagne he stocks at Ancona’s Wines & Liquors.… Read More