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Woolworths shuts doors across the country due to IT outage

Woolworths shuts doors across the country due to IT outage

Signs were put up at a number of Woolworths stores apologising for the problem.

Social media posts have revealed shoppers are banked up in stores with their trolleys, unable to move. Many have left full trolleys behind.

Stores temporarily closed in response to the outage.

"It was really frustrating".

"Shoppers have been told to leave groceries in baskets in the aisle", one customer from Brisbane wrote on Twitter.

Registers are now back online, a spokesperson confirmed to The New Daily.

The supermarket giant has taken to Twitter to confirm the IT issue has since been resolved.

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"The registers are now back online in all our stores".

Chief executive of the company Brad Banducci "apologised unreservedly to customers and store teams for the inconvenience caused".

UPDATE 5.10PM: WOOLWORTHS have responded to customer complaints confirming the national outage this afternoon.

Shortly after 4pm, the issue began affecting all registers across the country.

An IT glitch has hit about half Woolworth's 995 supermarkets in Australia.

The ABC reached out to Woolworths for comment.