TESCO has announced plans to stop grudgingly allowing customers to weave through its all-night shelf-stacking sessions.
The supermarket giant, which keeps a number of stores open 24 hours a day so customers can see for themselves how restocking works, has made the change after staff complaints.
A spokesman said: “Customers were invited to watch the fascinating process of running a large supermarket after darkness, on the strict condition they do not interfere in any way.
“But, sadly, a few have not only shouted for help when trapped in a labyrinth of wheeled cages of tinned soups but are actually removing things from the shelves, undoing all our hard work.
“Add to that their censorious reactions when Darren from the fish counter does the joke where he sticks fresh pollock through the fly of his trousers, and it’s time to draw this to a close.”
Helen Archer of Newport said: “Closing? But what about when I urgently need a Frozen DVD and Ryvita at 4am?”