The end is near for brick-and-mortar! Or is it? As Conor Flynn stated on our earnings call earlier today, “To paraphrase Mark Twain, ‘reports of the death of retail real estate have been greatly exaggerated,’ and Kimco’s strong first quarter is living proof.” Maybe it is time we took off the virtual reality goggles and see for ourselves.… Read More

Next up in our guest blog series, Nikki Baird, managing partner at RSR Research, joins us to discuss how small retailers can win in the digital economy. Nikki has an extensive background in retail technology with experience ranging from small retailers to consulting services for Fortune 500 retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.… Read More

This year, Earth Day brought Kimco the chance to give back — not only to the environment, but to children in need.

Every year, perfectly usable but unwanted plastic toys are forgotten or thrown into landfills, where they take up space and don’t biodegrade.… Read More

Contracting maintenance for a shopping center has followed the same process for decades. Traditionally, most real estate companies contract for maintenance services on an as-needed basis. For recurring services—think landscaping—contracts generally last from one to four years. This service work is usually bid out and coordinated directly between the property manager and the vendor.… Read More

A springtime staple, the Easter Bunny had a busy year at our shopping centers enjoying Easter egg hunts, selfies, and candy galore. He hopped his way to different shopping centers throughout Kimco’s national portfolio.

The first Easter celebration was at Anaheim Plaza in Anaheim, California.… Read More

The recent spate of department store and big-box store closings has bathed the retail sector in a negative light. Yet open air shopping centers have a much healthier outlook than malls, and the two shouldn’t be lumped together. President and CEO Conor Flynn appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to clear the air about the present state of the industry, and break down the real versus perceived state of retail, as well as offering advice to others in the business.… Read More