Woolworths meltdown closes stores across Australia

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A national technical outage brought sales to a standstill at the busy Mackay city store this afternoon.

Social media posts indicate stores impacted locally include Walkerston and Caneland Central.

"It was really frustrating".

More than 20 shoppers were reportedly turned away by the security guard.

Woolworth's haven't made a statement yet, but they are replying to tweets explaining that registers "are now back online in all of our stores".

"The registers are now back online in all our stores", the company said.


"We apologise for the inconvenience this caused our customers", the spokesperson said.

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.

Woolworths supermarkets around Australia were hit by a technical outage on Monday afternoon, leaving hundreds of customers stranded.

Woolworths stores across the country have had to shut down registers and are unable to make sales.

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

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