A new year means new tenants, new projects, and new media placements for Kimco. The retail sector has been facing some harsh headlines as the year opened, but Kimco is thriving — and these news stories show it. Between big redevelopments, programs to assist small businesses, and expert commentary on the state of real estate, Kimco has had a lot to talk about.… Read More

The New Year will usher in new trends poised to change the retail industry and its direction. While many current themes in the retail real estate world will carry over, here are the top five new trends sure to mark the industry in 2016:

  1. Value as a focal point for retail.
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After introducing Google Business Photos in 2011, Google has expanded its suite of services to help increase business owners’ visibility. Google My Business is the newest free feature to help business owners manage their interactions with customers. The goal of this new service is to allow shoppers and consumers to find shop details at any time, on any device.… Read More

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

This Thanksgiving season, Kimco and the greater retail industry have a lot to be thankful for. The National Retail Federation predicts that 2014’s holiday sales are going to increase 4.1 percent over last year, totaling approximately $617 billion. 25 percent of shoppers are projected to start their holiday shopping early.… Read More

Online retailers have generally focused their businesses on digital channels. They’ve known that they can attract customers through online advertising, email marketing, search engine visibility, social media promotions, and mobile marketing. The brick-and-mortar channel has traditionally been far from online retailers’ radar.… Read More

Perhaps no generation since the baby boomers has been discussed more than millennials. This demographic, which spans people born from 1982 through 2004, came of age at a watershed moment in how we live our daily lives: the rise of the Internet, mobile technology, and the tech revolution they brought with it.… Read More

The 2014 holiday season might deliver just what retailers had on their wish lists this year with domestic retail sales predicted to grow 4.1 percent in the core holiday season to $616.9 billion. Recent improvements in consumer confidence are projected to boost spending power among holiday shoppers, and while 50 percent of sales are likely to be influenced by digital interactions, brick-and-mortar shops will see the overwhelming majority of holiday purchases.… Read More

Despite the economic challenges that have continued to impact the retail real estate industry this year, we’ve also experienced positive developments that have strengthened our businesses, reduced some concerns, and given us optimism about continued growth in 2014. This upward momentum has impacted organizations throughout the industry — REITs, retailers, and institutional investors alike.… Read More