Break out your flip-flops and sunglasses – summer is finally here, and we could not be more excited about the events happening at our shopping centers across the nation. From Chalkfests to summer concert series, our neighborhood centers are offering activities the whole family can enjoy.… Read More

Every consumer wants to find quality products at a good value, and delivering on those basics is the foundation of any successful store or shopping center. But it takes a great shopping experience to make customers want to stay on-site longer and return more frequently.… Read More

What does it take to be a leader? In our industry, leadership depends in part on anticipating market trends. When you can foresee the needs of consumers, you can equip your commercial tenants with the resources necessary to provide the best customer experience.… Read More

Here at Kimco, we always stress that our success is contingent upon the success of the communities in which we serve. In this vein, we schedule a series of events that will give back to those communities. Our most recent examples are two events that took place at our Forest Avenue Shopping Center in Staten Island, New York and at our Westlake Shopping Center in Daly City, California.… Read More

Over the past several years, Kimco has invested considerable time and resources in building a leading corporate responsibility program. When I joined the company in 2011 we prioritized two primary activities that were necessary for a successful launch of this new program.… Read More

In a report on Asian American consumers released late last year, Nielsen projected that the buying power of this sophisticated, savvy portion of the population will reach a staggering $1 trillion by 2017. Stoking an upward trend, the Asian American community currently numbers nearly 19 million and is the nation’s fastest growing multicultural segment.… Read More

While our Westlake Shopping Center, located in Daly City, California, is no stranger to events, our recent festival might be the most inventive yet. We frequently host shopper and seasonal events at the center, and this year we decided to come up with a new event that will tie in the city’s culture with a fun activity for families.… Read More

Free concerts are a fun and foolproof way to drive foot traffic to a shopping center. Even with a grassroots marketing budget, a little creativity can lead to a successful family-friendly event that attracts shoppers, showcases retailers, and creates visibility for a center in the community.… Read More

As any reader of our blog knows, Kimco is focused on promoting sustainability among our retail tenants, whether it’s through developing tailored energy management tips for retailers, partnering with Energy Star to promote tenant benchmarking and efficiency, or investing in research with EDF Climate Corps to better understand the barriers to tenant sustainability.… Read More