The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking No. 115 in the most recent Fortune 500 listings. With nearly $26 billion in revenues in 2012, more than 3,000 stores in six countries and approximately 179,000 Associates, we see ourselves as a global, off-price value retailer. TJX operates four major divisions: The Marmaxx Group (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the U.S.; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In December 2012, TJX acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price Internet retailer.
The TJX Companies, Inc. traces its history back to 1919 when brothers Max and Morris Feldberg founded New England Trading Company in Boston, Massachusetts. This business prospered and in 1929 the Feldbergs opened their first retail store, devoted to selling ladies hosiery. Twenty years later, their one store had grown into a chain of women's apparel stores that stretched from New England to Washington D.C. In the mid-1950's, the next generation of Feldbergs - Stanley and Sumner - set out to build upon what their fathers had established - and the Zayre discount department store chain was born. Zayre Stores stood for offering convenience, selection and outstanding value for the whole family.
In the mid-70's a young and talented merchant, Ben Cammarata, was offered an opportunity to build a new off-price chain, and under his leadership, T.J. Maxx was born. With the success of T.J. Maxx, the Company grew into The TJX Companies, Inc., which today is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the United States and worldwide, offering great fashion, quality, and brand names at excellent values, every day.