Coles stores closed due to register glitch

Coles supermarkets uses its catchy phrase ‘Down down’ in its marketing material. Source ColesMore

Coles has apologised after several of its supermarkets across Australia were forced to close because of a technical glitch.

"We apologise. This store is now closed due to circumstances beyond our control", read a sign outside Coles Australia Fair on the Gold Coast.

"Earlier this morning we had some minor IT problems in some of our supermarkets which were out of our team members' control", a statement read.

Frustrated shoppers took to social media after turning up to do their groceries, only to find a note taped to the front doors.

Thousands of customers across the country were inconvenienced when Coles announced an unexpected closure of stores due to an IT glitch.

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One user posted a picture of a notice containing spelling and grammatical errors - put up on the entrance of a Coles store in Sydney.

Many Coles stores were closed on Sunday morning due to a nationwide outage.

It's understood not all stores are closed.

The issue appears to be affecting the supermarket chain's stores nationwide, but some have been opened.

Yahoo7 has contacted Coles for a comment.

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