We’ve entered a new era of retail — one where brands no longer write their own narratives, and consumers shape, rather than conform to, retail models. Major brands across the country are recognizing the increasing value of consumer insights, and are placing this consumer-driven approach at the core of their operations.… Read More

Driving increased foot traffic is an ongoing challenge for shopping center owners and tenants. Beth Azor offered to contribute a guest post to our blog with some successful tactics and strategies she has used at her shopping centers and seen around the industry for driving foot traffic.… Read More

“Location, location, location” is the classic rule for real estate business success. And for small business owners, it’s often the #1 factor that influences your ability to catapult your business to its full potential.

It might sound easy enough. But choosing the right location for your business is one of the most challenging and confusing decisions for entrepreneurs to make.… Read More

You might have read on our blog this summer about Kimco’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program. Climate Corps places top-tier graduate students into large organizations to make the business case for energy efficiency. This summer, Linus Ik-Pyo Hong, a graduate student at Columbia University, joined Kimco’s Sustainability Team.… Read More

The Long Island retail market experienced little fluctuation in the first quarter 2012, with the vacancy rate holding at 4.5 percent, net absorption coming in at a positive 250,884 square feet, and vacant sublease space dropping by 36,095 square feet.… Read More

If you’re a landlord or property manager, you know that leasing your small shop space has become increasingly challenging. Retail follows jobs and housing, and the recovery on both of these fronts has been slow.

Small business lending has showed lackluster growth, and competition from big box and online retailers continues to threaten small shops.… Read More

IN LINE: The strategy behind Pure Hockey’s physical stores aligns with its e-commerce site

FITS LIKE A GLOVE: Pure Hockey is well-suited for its new location at a Kimco center

Finding the right location for your business is one of the most important decisions any retailer makes. For Pure Hockey, that decision meant moving its flagship store from Berlin, Mass., onto the same road as the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass.… Read More

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

GAME ON: Long Island scores its first Sport Clips, marked by the Selden location’s grand opening celebration

The lure of franchising for many business owners is that they can start their own business without having to create everything from scratch. Franchisors have already done much of the leg work — not to mention reduced or eliminated many of the risks that come with entrepreneurship — by establishing the business model, building strong brand name recognition, and handling most of the marketing and advertising.… Read More

Most shopping centers nationwide organize special events around major holidays, like Christmas or Fourth of July. But few host events to celebrate the arrival of spring. That’s what Kimco’s Suburban Square did the other week at its Ardmore Farmers Market Spring Social event.… Read More