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

As the year came to an end, Kimco continued to remain busy throughout its fourth quarter—both in the real estate world and in the news. While the business of real estate may continue to shift around us, the company continues to prove that not only can it take on these challenges, but also adapt, grow, and thrive in the midst of change.… Read More

Nearly every town in America houses some kind of franchise, whether that be a restaurant, hotel, home improvement store, hair salon — the list goes on. Franchises account for around 9 million jobs in America, making them an integral part of the economy.… 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

Retailers are stocking the shelves for what the National Retail Federation says will be $18.2 billion in spending this Valentine’s Day. Though slightly down from last year’s $19.7 billion in spending, consumers can nonetheless expect to find their special someone a Valentine’s surprise from favorite shops decked out in pink and red for the holiday.… Read More

Bryan Pearson, president and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc., joins us next in our guest blog series. With more than two decades of experience developing meaningful customer relationships for some of the world’s leading companies, Bryan is an internationally recognized expert and author in the fields of enterprise loyalty and coalition marketing.… Read More

Another successful year has come to an end, which means it’s time that we share with all of you the biggest retail trends that the Kimco team foresees in the coming year. As North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers, Kimco is uniquely positioned, both in our geographic reach and dealings with retailers large and small, to identify key factors that will have an impact in the retail real estate landscape.… Read More