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Woolworths supermarkets hit by IT outage

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Preston Stone | 17 April, 2018, 04:41

Registers have reportedly shut down at all Woolworths stores across Australia due to a technical outage.

Seven News in Adelaide is reporting that some customers at a Woolworths store in Adelaide's west got their groceries for free after the nationwide outage.

ZDNet understands the glitch didn't make its way to all stores, however, with some operating as usual.

As of 4:50pm AEST, a Woolworths spokesperson has confirmed that services have returned to normal.

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"We can confirm that an IT issue impacted registers in our supermarkets for a short period of time this afternoon", a spokesperson for the supermarket chain told Computerworld. "Thanks", the reply to many reads.

The outage also saw some stores pull their shutters down, but it is understood this was a temporary measure taken to prevent more frustrated customers from coming into stores while the outage occurred.

Shortly after 4pm, the issue began affecting all registers across the country. "We were all offered a box of chocolates".

"Good customer service would have been to let everyone now in the store have their trolley load for free".

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