2013 was an important year for health and fitness retailers. Consumers remained highly focused on taking control of their health as reflected in a USA Today study that found that our national obesity epidemic has finally begun to level off.… Read More

FAMILY FINISH: My family joined me at the California International Marathon in 2010

FAMILY FINISH: My family joined me at the California International Marathon in 2010

Many of us at Kimco are involved in charitable organizations that hold a special place in our hearts. For me, giving back to other parents is a big part of my life — not only because I am a dad to five children (three sons and two daughters), but also because one of those children is no longer with us today.… Read More

The health club, gym, and fitness club market is stronger than ever, to the tune of over 52 million members driving $26 billion in revenue. To give that some perspective, movie ticket sales hit only $10.8 billion last year, a record for its industry.… Read More

Shopping centers are getting healthier. That’s the focus of a USA Today video spotlighting Kimco’s Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pa. Mark Bachus, Suburban Square’s General Manager, spoke to USA Today about the center’s trend toward adding tenants that promote healthier lifestyles, which include sweetgreen restaurant, the Ardmore Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Fruitti Yummi frozen yogurt, lululemon, and City Sports.… Read More

A friend trying to rehab a stubborn running injury stopped going to physical therapy because commuting three times a week to the medical complex for several months was impossible between work and family obligations. Yet the demand for medical services is growing, driven by factors such as an aging population, rising obesity rates, more elective and cosmetic procedures, and greater participation in endurance sports, particularly among older athletes.… Read More