🠈 TJX Companies 🠊
TJX Companies operates a selection of off price retail chains featuring apparel, home goods and camping goods. The company is headquartered in Framingham, Ma. It trades on the NYSE with the symbol: TJX. Stores includes:
- TJ Maxx sells off price apparel in the United States.
- TK Maxx sells off price apparel in Europe.
- Marshalls sells off price goods in the US and Canada.
- Winners sells off price apparel in Canada.
- HomeGoods sells home decor items in the US.
- HomeSense sells off price home decor in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and United Kingdom.
- Sierra Trading Post offers discounted outdoor gear and apparel.
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This is a time line of corporate events.
- 1956: Stanley and Sumner Feldberg open Zayre discount store in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Zayre is yiddish for "very good."
- 1962: Zayre Corp incorporates
- 1969: Zayre acquired Hit or Miss and enters the off-price fashion market.
- 1977: Zayre opens T.J. Maxx in Auburn, Massachusetts with off-price upscale fashions.
- 1983: Zayre opens Chadwick's of Boston which sells Hit or Miss items through a catalog.
- 1984: Zayre starts BJ's Wholesale Club. It is named after Beverly Jean Weich who was the daughter of the company's president.
- 1985: Zayre acquired HomeClub, Inc. with home improvement items.
History of HomeClub
HomeClub, now HomeBase began as a membership club with home improvement items.
- 1983: Robert J. McNulty and George Handgis founded HomeClub with stores in Norwalk and Fountain Valley, Ca.
- 1985: HomeClub had an IPO on NYSE with ticker HBI.
- 1987: Zayre creates a subsidiary called The TJX Companies, Inc.. It offers an IPO retaining an 83% stake.
- 1988: Zayre sells the Zayre discount chain (392 stores) to Ames Department Stores, Inc. for $800 million.
- 1989: Zayre spun off BJs and HomeClub into a company called Waban, Inc then merged with its subsidiary TJX Companies.
Fate of Waban, Inc.
Waban began with two profitable stores: HomeClub and BJ's.
- 1992: The company dropped its membership program to compete with Home Depot and changed its name to HomeBase. They closed 24 of 90 stores.
- 1997: Leonard Green attempted to merge Homebase and K-Marts's Builder Square division.
- 1997: Waban spun off BJ's and changed its name to HomeBase, Inc..
Revival of BJ's
BJ's Wholesale is a membership warehouse with 131 stores and 215 gas stations headquartered in Westborough, MA,
- 2000: HomeBase converted its remaining 67 stores to a home design store called House2Home.
- 2001: Business plummeted after the 9/11 attacks and House2Home filed chapter 11.
- 1990: TJX acquired Winners Apparel Ltd. based in Canada.
- 1982: David Margolis and Neil Rosenberg established the chain.
- 1992: TJX launches HomeGoods with home fashions .
- 1994: TJX launches T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom.
- 1995: TJX divested Hit or Miss and acquired Marshalls for $606 million.
History of Marshalls
- 1956: Alfred Marshall established a company to sell "brand names for less."
- 1976: Melville's (which is now CVS) acquired then greatly expanded the chain.
- 1995: CVS sold Marshalls to concentrate on its pharmacy.
- 1996: TJX sold Chadwick's of Boston to Brylane L.P.
- 1998: TJX launched A.J. Wright.
- 2001: TJX launched HomeSense in Canada based on its HomeGoods stores.
- 2003: TJX bid $113M for Bob's Stores. Dick's Sporting Goods bid higher but planned to close the stores; so the judge awarded company to TJX.
- 2008: Winners opens a sister store called StyleSense in Canada.
- 2010: TJX closed A.J. Wright and converted 91 stores to other brands.
- 2011: company closed StyleSense.
- 2012: TJX acquired Sierra Trading Post
History of Sierra Trading Post
- 1998: STP was established in Cheyenne, Wy.
- 1999: The company established a web site with discounted outdoor apparel and gear (AD: shop online).
- 2015: TJX acquired Trade Secret and Home Secret from Gazal Corporation Limited out of Australia
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- TJX - Our History (Drawn 6/25/2018)
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