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Success Factors

Since we opened our stores more than 40 years ago, we have continuously been asked if there is enough merchandise available to support TJX’s continued growth. In our 44-year history as a Company, availability of quality product has never been an issue even as we have grown to over 4,500 stores.

Over the years, we have built a flexible, value-driven, “global sourcing machine.” We have over 1,100 Associates in our buying organization, operate buying offices around the world, and source product from more than 100 countries. Further, we have a global buying presence with an expansive vendor universe, which numbered approximately 21,000 vendors in 2020. Our buyers are typically in the marketplace throughout the year, and with “no walls” between departments in our stores, we can shift merchandise categories to take advantage of market opportunities and adjust to changing consumer preferences. We are able to buy in many different ways and are typically willing to purchase less-than-full assortments of items, styles, and sizes, as well as quantities ranging from small to very large. We’re confident that we can continue to offer consumers an exciting mix of quality products in our stores and online today and in the future.

As of January 30, 2021, which was the end of the Company’s fiscal year.