Despite the slight dip in spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, the National Retail Federation is still predicting retailers will see $602.1 billion in sales this holiday shopping season. Some $57.4 billion is on the books from the initial four-day shopping event, leaving an estimated $577.4 billion still on its way to cash registers.… Read More

On Memorial Day, I visited the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Sorrow was the overwhelming feeling after seeing the makeshift memorial with the many banners, toys, and seemingly thousands of pairs of sneakers. It was hard not to relive the nightmare-like story that occurred on that afternoon and how all of the innocent families were impacted.… 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

Our insights on Kimco’s business progress and perspectives regarding retail real estate attracted news media nationwide throughout the third quarter. Notably, CRE Radio called upon CEO Dave Henry to help educate the industry about ongoing developments with the Marketplace Fairness Act, and National Real Estate Investor tapped Executive Vice President and COO Conor Flynn to share his viewpoints on up-and-coming retail concepts.… Read More

The pressure is always on when it comes to massage therapy. But in today’s era of the health-conscious consumer, the pressure points have changed for some massage providers. Many consumers once considered massages to be a luxury experience, and were willing to pay a premium for it.… Read More

Krystina Cabrera has always enjoyed getting massages and facials at the spa. But it wasn’t until she was 37 that she decided to go back to school and turn her passion into a business. Today, that passion has helped make her one of the first Kimco KEYS tenants, with the opening of Bella by Krys Day Spa in Kimco’s Melrose Village Plaza in Vista, Calif.… Read More

SWEET DEAL: Schools earn points when families attend events at The Fremont Hub, such as Halloween trick-or-treating

SWEET DEAL: Schools earn points when families attend events at Fremont Hub, such as Halloween trick-or-treating

Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.7 billion in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s a 12 percent decrease from last year’s $30.31 billion.… Read More

Local and national media outlets have continued to feature Kimco’s news and commentary on the retail and REIT markets. Here’s a roundup of some noteworthy Q1 coverage.

Retailers betting on healthy options for consumers

Our Suburban Square lifestyle center on Philadelphia’s Main Line proved to be an ideal example of the growing demand for healthy retailers.… Read More

MARKETING CHOPS: Novilhos’ Valentine’s Day marketing approach has meat

MARKETING CHOPS: Novilhos’ Valentine’s Day marketing approach has meat

The marketing team at Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse has an appetite for cross promotions this Valentine’s Day, and the approach is serving up short-tail and long-tail business benefits for the Kimco tenant. Not only are diners from around the Bellevue, Wash., area jumping to reserve tables for Feb.… Read More