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

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

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

In most cases, becoming an entrepreneur is like becoming a parent. No one prepares you for it. And while Rudy Gonzales didn’t get a manual when his two daughters were born, he was able to get support and guidance when he launched his new business that was inspired by his children — Build-It Workshops.… Read More

U.S. retailers are continuing to expand steadily into the Canadian market, with merchants such as J. Crew and Tory Burch among some of the latest to open shop in Canada. Over the past few months, Target and Nordstrom have also confirmed they will be opening stores in Canada in 2013 and 2014, respectively.… Read More

About one in two Americans will be celebrating Halloween this year, or 158 million people, according to the National Retail Federation. They’ll be spending an estimated $6.9 billion on costumes, candy, decorations, and other festive goods.

But as with every Halloween, some costumes will be more popular than others.… 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

One of our business goals is to drive foot traffic to our properties. Internally we say we want to be “the REIT that drives feet.” While doing this is no easy feat, social media is increasingly playing an integral role in propelling us toward our goal.… Read More