A few weeks ago we shared on our blog some of Kimco’s key financial results from the fourth quarter. Most notably, our occupancy rates, rental rates, and same-property NOI grew significantly for the quarter and the year. We also reiterated the importance of continuing to follow our growth strategy that we first discussed during Investor Day 2013.… Read More

Just like the field that charged out of the gate at the recent Kentucky Derby, Kimco has come out strong in 2013, with first-quarter operating results that exceeded expectations.

Our reported funds from operations (FFO) rose 6.5 percent over the prior year, and our same-site net operating income (NOI) climbed 4 percent — not only our twelfth consecutive quarter of growing NOI, but our highest quarterly increase in five years.… Read More

Competition for core, stabilized shopping centers in the U.S. has typically been stiff, and it’s easy to see why. These centers are well-leased by strong tenants and have a sturdy anchor tenant — usually a grocer or other major retailer. As a result, these centers are usually very stable and generate strong sales for tenants.… Read More

The only consistent thing in retail real estate is change. Unlike other real estate sectors, the vibrant world of retail changes dramatically as new concepts pop up, existing concepts reinvent themselves, and outdated concepts fade away. And while change can sometimes be disruptive, we think it creates a great opportunity.… Read More

neimans family market logoBeyond the fresh meats and vegetables, weekly specials, and featured recipes, there’s one thing that Neiman’s Family Market has always been serving — the community.

The Neimans have held their neighbors close to heart as they’ve grown their business from a small start-up in Alpena, Mich., into a family-owned company that’s marking its 30th anniversary this year.… 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

FULL BLOOM: Sprouts now has 163 stores, including this one shown at Kimco’s Loma Square in San Diego

FULL BLOOM: Sprouts now has 163 stores, including this one shown at Kimco’s Loma Square in San Diego

Specialty grocers are carving deeper inroads into the retail industry, with small to mid-size brands such as Sprouts, Fresh Thyme, The Fresh Market, Fairway, and Aldi expanding their presence amid established players including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.… 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

Several more Kimco people and properties have been in the news since we posted our last media coverage wrap-up. Here’s a round-up of some more December stories in case you missed them:

Executive Suite: David Henry.” Newsday’s Christine Giordano interviewed our CEO, Dave Henry, for the publication’s weekly Executive Suite column.… Read More