Social media marketing has grown in leaps and bounds over the past several years, and it can be easy for small shop owners to feel like they’re struggling to keep up with the advancements. Small shop owners often have strict budgets that afford little room to experiment with all encompassing social media strategies and other efforts where risk might seem high and reward is unclear.… Read More

One of our business goals is to drive foot traffic to our properties. Internally we say we want to be “the REIT that drives feet.” While doing this is no easy feat, social media is increasingly playing an integral role in propelling us toward our goal.… Read More

Kimco cartoon caption contestFans of our REIToons cartoon series have been growing quickly since it launched on our blog last September. In case you haven’t seen it, click over to our REIToons page now. Nationally syndicated cartoonist Mark O’Collin is the mastermind behind our cartoons, which poke fun at the quirks of REITs, retail, and real estate.… Read More

Store owner Sherrie Ammirato with her dog, Jessie

Store owner Sherrie Ammirato with her dog, Jessie

Sherrie Ammirato is used to seeing dozens of furry tails when dog owners bring their four-legged friends into her Doggie Bag store to shop for doggie treats, toys, and apparel. But this week, she’s also paying close attention to the tail-end of the holiday shopping season in the run-up to Christmas.… 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