Modern day retail is a classic yin and yang. The yin of brick-and-mortar stores is interwoven with the yang of online shopping. Together, these two complementary components create the omni-channel retail shopping experience.

When I look out onto the retail landscape, one retailer’s omni-channel strategy stands out: TJX Companies, the owners of flagship T.J.Read More

Retail is an extremely fluid industry, constantly shape shifting as a reflection of our changing culture and economy. Style trends, eating habits, health and wellness, and thought leaders can heavily influence the success and failure of the close to 4 million retail establishments in the United States.… Read More

Last October, Amazon grabbed headlines by leasing space in New York City, with reports swirling that it would be the online behemoth’s first retail store as well as a hub for its same day delivery service, giving NYC shoppers instant gratification, an advantage that brick-and-mortar stores still have over e-commerce.… Read More

It’s noon. You’ve got a busy Saturday – haircut at 1:30 p.m., followed by a workout, and Mom’s birthday dinner at 6 p.m. You still need a gift for Mom, but your stomach is grumbling and you can’t hold off until after the haircut.… Read More

Small Business Saturday (SBS) is so well-known, it’s hard to believe that it was only founded in 2010. This year Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, and is sure to capitalize on the surge of shoppers between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.… Read More

According to a recent report from JLL, America’s diverse consumer base, continued income growth, and strong economy have attracted 175 international brands in 19 top retail markets coast to coast.

In 2014 U.S. retailers also posted their best holiday sales season in more than a decade, giving a strong case for the growing strength of the domestic retail market.… Read More

Brick-and-mortar is alive and thriving — a message that rang true in the second quarter of 2016. The evolving retail industry is forcing us to rethink old ideas, and at Kimco, we’ve proven ourselves ready to take on these new challenges with innovative initiatives that others are taking notice of.… Read More

It seems we were right.

The last time we discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act the bill was gaining momentum. The U.S. Senate had just passed the bill in a 69-27 vote, and brick-and-mortar retailers and supporters nationwide rejoiced.

But we projected there was still a long road ahead to passing this critical piece of legislation into law.… Read More

Online retailers have generally focused their businesses on digital channels. They’ve known that they can attract customers through online advertising, email marketing, search engine visibility, social media promotions, and mobile marketing. The brick-and-mortar channel has traditionally been far from online retailers’ radar.… Read More