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

Today, retail and real estate marketers are faced with managing everything from small advertising buys to big data. Advanced technologies like mobile payment system Apple Pay continue to emerge, complicating integrated marketing approaches, and new social networks sneak up every month, forcing marketers to spread their bandwidth even thinner.… 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

Over the past several years, Kimco has invested considerable time and resources in building a leading corporate responsibility program. When I joined the company in 2011 we prioritized two primary activities that were necessary for a successful launch of this new program.… 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