"Grocery - the "safe haven" of the property market

The Grocer reports on supermarket property's defensive qualities



Summary:


  • Amidst Brexit uncertainty and high street concern, grocery has proved resilient

  • £1.06bn of supermarket assets traded in 2018

  • Supermarkets attracting interest from investors and from operator buybacks

  • Grocery is low margin + perishable = not suited to pure online model

  • Omnichannel model favoured by the retailers (stores offering Click & Collect, Online delivery and in store shopping

  • Amazon entry into grocery predicated by physical stores - possibility of further investable stock

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