Today, I decided to do something constructive with the fact that I woke up at 5:30, so at six I went to ASDA to sample the delights of 24hour shopping, and I have decided 6am is defiantly one of the best times to shop, If you can overcome a couple of barriers
Being the only shopper in the shop: there are quite a few people in the isles of an Asda at 6, however all of them are filling shelves, and as long as you don’t mind dodging the odd pallet of cat food, and you don’t mind everybody looking at you a bit funny, you can successfully have the whole shop to yourself.
Taking tins from freshly “faced” aisles: I once worked stacking shelves and I can tell you, that you become obsessed with “facing” the aisles. This is making all the tins and boxes line up. Now when you shop at 6 in the morning, you will be the first person to take food from the shelf after it has been “faced” and a number of times you will actually have to take food from a shelf where the person who has just faced it is only a few feet away. I’ve felt terribly guilty about this and taken food from the back on more than one occasion.
If you can overcome these two factors then I recommend 6am shopping in ASDA, the only down side, is the fresh bread, is still being cooked, so it’s hit and miss as to what will be on the shelves.