Target: Glitch caused delays at checkout registers

Published 8:31 am Monday, June 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. says a glitch in its system caused delays at registers at some of its U.S. stores on Sunday night but adds that it wasn’t due to a data security issue or a hacker.

Customers around the country took to social media to report long check-out lines due to registers not working. It says Target employees tried to placate waiting shoppers by handing out $3 coupons in some stores.

The Minneapolis-based discount retailer did not elaborate on the exact problem or problems. It wasn’t immediately clear how many stores were affected.

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Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the problem has been fixed.

The company is still trying to regain customers’ trust following a data theft late last year of millions of customers’ information.