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

In 2015, restaurant sales surpassed supermarket sales for the first time in almost 20 years. This trend is causing shopping center owners to shift their tenant mix to include more one-of-a-kind dining experiences for shoppers with constantly changing tastes, which includes food trucks.… Read More

While internet shopping certainly offers its perks, sometimes you just can’t beat the in-store experience.

Internet retailers seem to be realizing this too, as more and more online-only companies begin to launch test stores in cities around the country. Amazon opened its first physical book store in 2015, with a second location planned for Manhattan later this year.… 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

Our recent post introduced you to three independent retailers with thriving businesses in Suburban Square, a flagship Kimco property in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Nestled amongst major international retailers, such as J.Crew, Lululemon, and Apple, as well as franchises like Ruby’s Diner and Robeks, these independent retailers have garnered themselves long-standing customer followings.… Read More

As companies continue to find ways to cut costs, for example by negotiating rental rates for offices, the concept of alternative work space that allows for coworking has become more appealing to large and small businesses alike. In fact, there has been a sharp rise in remote jobs over the last several years, with telecommuting job listings increasing 36 percent.… Read More

Target has opened more than 25 flexible format stores since 2012. Although smaller by square footage, these stores still offer everything that frequent Target shoppers have come to know and love. Emphasizing a locally-relevant experience, flexible Targets’ unique store designs contain a curated product assortment and one-of-a-kind features — all geared towards the surrounding market’s demographics.… Read More