This Valentine’s Day the average romantic is expected to spend $142.31 on flowers, jewelry, apparel, candy, and more for their sweetheart, up nearly $10 from $133.91 last year, according to The National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey. This year’s findings also revealed that total spending is expected to reach an all-time survey high of $18.9 billion in 2015.… Read More

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

Mitch Ancona’s approach to engaging with his customers is as effervescent as the hundreds of bottles of champagne he stocks at Ancona’s Wines & Liquors.… Read More

TANKED: The new 17-foot fish tank draws big crowds to Latham Farms

Store layout and design play an important role in attracting consumers in the retail industry, but what is it exactly that reels in customers and keeps them coming back for more?… Read More

Like many retailers, Unleashed by Petco is focused on engaging its community through unique local events. But while community engagement events are typically centered on building customer relationships, we recently helped Unleashed by Petco take this a step further and foster cotenant relationships as well during its Summer Snow Day event at Kimco’s Westlake Shopping Center.… Read More

Shop Small Today’s guest post comes to us from Bruce D. Sanders, Ph.D., SPHR, consumer psychologist, retail consultant, and author. He shares some Small Business Saturday advice as we head into this year’s event on Nov. 30.

For more help, visit Small Business Saturday’s website, where you’ll find a variety of Shop Small logos, printable signage, email templates, small business success stories, and other marketing resources to help you promote your store and event.Read More