The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. With more than 3,600 stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, 3 e-commerce sites and approximately 216,000 Associates at the end of 2015, we see ourselves as a global, value retailer, with a mission to deliver great value to our customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price and quality.
We offer a rapidly changing assortment of brand name and designer merchandise at prices generally 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day. With our value proposition, we reach a broad range of fashion and value conscious customers across many income levels and demographic groups. In fact, we believe that we have one of the widest demographic reaches in retail!
We are one of the most flexible retailers in the world, which has enabled us to perform well in both strong and weak consumer environments, different geographies, and across many merchandise categories. With over $30 billion in annual sales in 2015, we continue to see tremendous growth opportunities ahead both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to new store and online growth, we see ourselves as intelligent risk takers, always testing new ideas in merchandise categories and other initiatives through which to expand our business. Importantly, we are balancing our growth with investments in order to lay a strong foundation that will position us well for the future. We see TJX in an excellent position to deliver value across the globe!