32 Asda's Bridgwater store narrowly missed out on a full basket as it was out of stock of iceberg lettuce. Our shopper spotted a trolleyload of deals in the fresh produce section including special offers on red seedless grapes, bananas and single lemons. She also noted a strong promotional push on many of the confectionery lines listed.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 16.07. Our shop lasted 90 minutes. Time spent at the checkout was 3 minutes.
30 Availability was suffering at Tesco's Towcester Road store, which our shopper left with a decidedly lighter basket than usual. The store was out of stock of red seedless grapes and Old El Paso Fajita Dinner Kits. It had also run out of its standard own label fish finger ten-pack, with only packs of 20 on display.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 19.00 Our shop lasted 40 minutes. Time spent at the checkout was 3 minutes.
30 Sainsbury's East Filton store in Bristol provided just 30 items this week. It had one item out of stock - Paxo sage and onion stuffing. Our shopper was told that Campbell's cream of mushroom soup was not sold and the store also does not stock Anchor spreadable in the 250g size required by our list.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 12.11. Our shop lasted 40 minutes
Time spent at the checkout was 2 minutes.
33 Our shopper was able to gather a full basket of items at Morrisons' Chorley store, which also claimed this week's Top Store Award for high levels of customer service, cleanliness and presentation. She added that there were deals running on many of the household products on our list.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 11.45. Our shop lasted 45 minutes. Time spent at the checkout was 3 minutes.
31 Somerfield's Surbiton store in Surrey registered one out of stock on Paxo sage and onion stuffing. The Surbiton store is quite small and also does not stock Mr Muscle bathroom cleaner in a trigger, meaning that our shopper was only able to collect 31 items.
Our shopper spotted a deal on kippers.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 10.30. Our shop lasted 45 minutes. Time spent at the checkout was 3 minutes.
33 Waitrose's Chesham store provided all 33 items on our mystery shopper's list. Our shopper also scooped up bags of special offers including a two-for-£1 deal on own-label cola and two-for-£1.70 on Schweppes Tonic Water.
We visited on May 12, 2006 at 10.15. Our shop lasted 40 minutes. Time spent at the checkout was 11 minutes.
Asda Bridgwater, Somerset
tesco Towcester Road, Northampton
sainsbury East Filton, Bristol
morrisons Chorley, Lancashire
somerfield Surbiton, Surrey
waitrose The Backs, Chesham, Bucks