Kimco’s media coverage for Q2 2017 reflected a whirlwind of activity, from speaking engagements to new property purchases and exciting updates on our redevelopment and development projects.

Here’s a sampling of the top stories from the past quarter.

Kimco details retail’s biggest trends

Continuing the thread of last quarter’s conversation on how retail is being painted with too broad a brush, CEO Conor Flynn spoke at New York University’s REIT Symposium on how omnichannel retailing is here to stay, with Home Depot as a prime example of a retailer that’s hitting the right balance between in-store and online, and how a proposed border adjustment tax will negatively impact retail employment.… Read More

The biggest retail news story right now is, naturally, the 2012 holiday shopping season results. In November and December, national retail sales and foot traffic each increased 2.5 percent compared to the same two months last year, according to ShopperTrak.

Kimco has been discussing this story, as well as many others over the past quarter, in national and local media outlets.… Read More

As our CEO Conor Flynn remarked on our Q1 2017 earnings call, “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.” Kimco’s Q1 earnings reflect the many bright spots in today’s retail landscape — in fact, our leasing volume this quarter was at its highest level in ten years.… Read More

Despite the slight dip in spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, the National Retail Federation is still predicting retailers will see $602.1 billion in sales this holiday shopping season. Some $57.4 billion is on the books from the initial four-day shopping event, leaving an estimated $577.4 billion still on its way to cash registers.… Read More