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Computer glitch shuts down Australia's supermarket chain

IANS  |  Sydney 

Grocery shoppers in at the chain Woolworths, were left stranded at the checkout on Monday, after a systems error forced customers to abandon their items and leave the store.

Around 500 stores nationwide were affected by the computer glitch that unable to process transactions, reported.

According to the local media, "a corruption of the supermarket's database", was the likely cause of the problem.

of the company "apologised unreservedly to customers and store teams for the inconvenience caused".

But thousands of furious customers took to to voice their anger in a barrage of criticism. One user on described the scenes as "utter chaos nationwide".

By 4.30, however, Banducci announced "our systems ultimately (have) self-corrected themselves", and the came back online.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:38 IST
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