Supermarket ‘dark stores’ dealing with online-only orders are “the future model of grocery in the UK”

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 02. 11. 08:10

UK supermarkets are increasingly converting shop floor space into areas for online order fulfilment in their largest branches as rents continue to rise.

‘Dark stores’, areas attached to supermarkets which deal specifically with online order fulfilment, are “the future model of grocery in the UK” according to Supermarket Income REIT.

Supermarket Income REIT, which owns five Tescos, three Sainsbury’s and one Morrisons, has said that it will only invest in ‘omnichannel stores’ which devote increasing space to online fulfilment in future.

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