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

At the beginning of this year, we wrote about the 12 trends we thought the retail real estate market should be watching in 2012. Now that Q1 and Q2 are in the books, we wanted to take a fresh look at those trends, and reflect on how they’re playing out and where they’re heading as we continue to move forward in 2012.… Read More

The feedback from Kimco’s retailer and investor meetings at the ICSC RECon 2012 conference show there’s been steady progress in the underlying fundamentals of the shopping center business. With the exception of a few categories, such as office supply and electronics, the vast majority of today’s national and regional retailers have healthy expansion plans.… Read More

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

The digital age has been revolutionizing retail and shopping centers over the past several years. Still, ICSC President and CEO Michael Kercheval believes “we’re just on the cusp of this new era in our industry today.” That’s just one takeaway from our interview with him this week as we head into ICSC’s 2013 MOCIAL conference on Tuesday.… Read More

The Long Island retail market has grown significantly over the past few years, and is one of Kimco’s strongest markets. I talked in depth about this recently as a panelist for ICSC’s “Long Island Retail from All Sides” program. The event provided a snapshot into Long Island’s current and future retail market from the perspectives of several industry professionals.… Read More

There are several factors anchoring our thinking as to how 2012 will play out for the retail real estate market. We look at the market trends that have shaped and are continuing to shape the industry, the economic climate domestically and abroad, as well as activity happening in our portfolio and the trends we’re seeing among our tenants.… 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

REITWeek is a major bi-annual event sponsored by NAREIT, and is a key opportunity for Kimco to meet with institutional investors and research analysts. This year, we had 19 meetings in which we came away with several important observations and understandings on the state of the retail and investment markets.… Read More

Walking around the ICSC conference last week, you knew it wasn’t 2009 anymore. Attendance was up this year, resulting in over 6,500 attendees, and there was more energy, activity, and buzz in the crowd as many retailers are in better financial and operating positions than they were just a few years ago.… Read More