Supermarket Income REIT has invested £74.1m (€82m) to buy six UK supermarkets from Waitrose & Partners.

The UK-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) said it has bought the 32,000sqft portfolio via a sale and leaseback transaction with Waitrose.

The stores, let to Waitrose on new 20-year leases, are located in Eastbourne, Edenbridge, Ely, Oundle, Sandbach and Sudbury.

Ben Green, director of Atrato Capital, the investment adviser to Supermarket Income REIT, said: “All of the stores have an impressive trading record and are complementary to our existing portfolio, providing further tenant and geographic diversification.”

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