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A Message on COVID-19
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 43-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 numbers over 21,000 vendors. 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. Finding an exciting mix of quality products for our stores has never been an issue for us, and we are confident that it will not be in the future.
Long-term Global Growth of our Off-Price Value Company