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

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

Michael Kercheval, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers

The digital age has been revolutionizing retail and shopping centers over the past several years. Still, ICSC President and CEO Michael Kercheval believes “we’re just on the cusp of this new era in our industry today.” That’s just one takeaway from our interview with him this week as we head into ICSC’s 2013 MOCIAL conference on Tuesday.… Read More

Stirling Bridges food

FARE: Stirling Bridges serves British favorites as well as other cultural cuisine

The Sacramento area is about to raise a pint for the new British gastropub opening in Kimco’s Madison Plaza this weekend, Stirling Bridges. Owner Andy Wylie, who hails from Scotland, is ushering in a new take on the British gastropub experience with his Carmichael, Calif., restaurant.… Read More

Retailers are under pressure to create winning email marketing campaigns this holiday season and claim their share of NRF’s predicted $602.1 billion in sales throughout November and December. The mobile channel in particular continues to hold significant growth potential for retailers.… Read More

boliwalou logoConsignment shop owner Cris Thompson would probably say customer relationships are like the little black dress of retail. They’ll never go out of style. She knows this first-hand since opening Boliwalou two years ago at Kimco’s Kings Contrivance Village Center in Columbia, Md.… Read More

Few things in the retail industry go together better than Google Business Photos and retailers. If you aren’t using this service, you could be missing out on a crucial opportunity to improve your business’ search visibility and online brand. We have some advice to share from a Google-certified photography agency, LCP360, to help you get started and maximize your investment in Google Business Photos.… 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

IN LINE: The strategy behind Pure Hockey’s physical stores aligns with its e-commerce site

FITS LIKE A GLOVE: Pure Hockey is well-suited for its new location at a Kimco center

Finding the right location for your business is one of the most important decisions any retailer makes. For Pure Hockey, that decision meant moving its flagship store from Berlin, Mass., onto the same road as the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass.… Read More

Phantom Fireworks logoThe fireworks industry is gearing up for a big bang this Fourth of July. Sales have begun to peak this week, according to Jerry Bostocky, Vice President of Sales for Phantom Fireworks, one of the largest retailers of consumer fireworks in the U.S.… Read More