TANKED: The new 17-foot fish tank draws big crowds to Latham Farms

Store layout and design play an important role in attracting consumers in the retail industry, but what is it exactly that reels in customers and keeps them coming back for more?… Read More

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

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

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

We celebrated the second anniversary of our blog in 2013, marking another year of capturing some of the most important people, events, trends, and issues shaping retail and retail real estate. It’s hard to believe we’re over two years in already!… Read More

Kimco is continuing to redevelop its Richmond Shopping Center on Staten Island, with a major piece coming into place earlier this month. Target opened a new store at the center, cutting the ribbon on 135,000-square-feet of big-box shopping.

We were there to capture the event, including one-on-one interviews with Target Store Team Leader John Storey and Borough President James Molinaro.… Read More

The National Retail Federation released its Valentine’s Day 2014 shopping forecast last week, predicting total spending to reach $17.3 billion. The average person is expected to spend $133.91 on the holiday this year, up slightly from $130.97 last year.

The NRF has also said that consumers will be “frugal with their budgets,” underscoring the importance of strategic promotions and deals this Valentine’s Day.Read More

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

SHOWTIME: Kimco tenant Mitch Ancona breaks a Guinness World Record in front of cheering friends, family, and customers

Mitch Ancona’s approach to engaging with his customers is as effervescent as the hundreds of bottles of champagne he stocks at Ancona’s Wines & Liquors.… Read More

Redevelopment continues to be one of Kimco’s major value creation strategies. We are excited about our redevelopment pipeline that invests resources back into our real estate. The rewards of redevelopment go much further than the key metrics of value creation, solid returns on our investment, and higher occupancy rates.… Read More