The Raine and Horne Business Sales Database indicates that the value of supermarkets has increased over the last 7 years by 88%. The increase reflects the fact that this sector has had strong gains in turnover and return. The improvement is further supported by a lift in the gross profit percentage and stable rents over the 7 years. The supermarket sector works long hours but has a high and predictable income repetition and provides a necessity with broad market appeal, as such it is considered low risk. This is a strong performing sector within the economy; however, with the introduction of other supermarket chains to the industry in recent years, we expect this industry to experience some change in the future.