June 25, 2019 / 7:55 AM / 3 months ago

UPDATE 1-Cash register outage hits Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn

(Updates with confirmation of outage)

AMSTERDAM, June 25 (Reuters) - A technical problem with cash registers kept many stores run by the Netherlands’ largest supermarket chain Albert Heijn closed on Tuesday morning, although one report said the initial glitch with some of the equipment had been resolved.

A spokeswoman for Ahold Delhaize confirmed the outage but referred questions to its Albert Heijn subsidiary, which could not immediately be reached for comment.

Ahold’s shares had fallen 2.2 pct to 19.88 euros ($22.64) by 0852 GMT.

Dutch broadcaster NOS reported many of the cash registers had resumed functioning again after being rebooted.

The cash register problem comes a day after a major outage struck KPN, the country’s largest telecommunications company.

KPN has said there was no indication its outage was caused by a hack or cyber attack.

The NOS report cited a Albert Heijn spokesperson saying there was no link between Monday’s KPN outage and Tuesday’s cash register issue. ($1 = 0.8780 euros) (Reporting by Toby Sterling Editing by Edmund Blair)

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