Supermarket Income REIT plc is a UK-based real estate investment trust. The company invests in supermarket properties and real estate assets in UK and forms a fundamental part of the upcoming UK grocery market and its future growth. It was founded in the year 2017 and its headquarters are situated in London, United Kingdom. It is listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange publicly. The company aims at building and maintaining a high-quality and diversified portfolio of around 55 supermarkets, which includes 29 direct portfolio and 26 joint ventures, to maximize the risk adjusted returns for all its stakeholders. If focuses on investments which help in long-term inflation-linked income and higher earnings as well as increased capital returns and potential capital growth prospects. The company leases most of its stores to the four largest operators of supermarkets in the UK, which include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons. The assets in which the company invests are strategically selected considering strong connectivity and transportation links and locations around residential areas that are densely populated.
The investment adviser of Supermarket Income REIT plc is Atrato Capital Limited. The Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) of Supermarket Income REIT plc is JTC Global AIFM Solutions Limited, which manages the investment portfolio of the company, and ensures that the investment policy of the company complies with the standards set up by the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD). It is fully responsible for the overall risk and portfolio management, and it also has an additional responsibility to provide its valuable advice the investment manager regarding asset management and financing opportunities.
The company gives key priority to omnichannel supermarkets. These are big supermarkets which offer the traditional in store shopping as well as online grocery shopping and home delivery services. This helps in increasing the online grocery sales in addition to the conventional in-store sales. As a responsible business, the company strives for sustainable investments and business solutions that help in long-term value creation for the business as well as the wider community. The ESG targets of the company are ahead of the ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions by UK. The company is proactively investing in clean energy infrastructure to reduce its carbon footprint, with the help of rooftop solar photovoltaic arrays (PV systems). This will help in meeting the ever-increasing demand of electricity by the grocery markets, and in adopting long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). It is presently building a Solar PV system at its Tesco store in Thetford.
Supermarket Income REIT plc follows a well-defined framework of corporate governance and aligns itself with an ethical code of conduct for running its business operations. It is a member of the Association of investment companies (AIC) and is committed to all the principles of AIC’s Code of Corporate Governance.
Supermarket Income REIT plc 123 Victoria Street LONDON SW1E 6DE United Kingdom GBR
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