The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the United States and worldwide. The Company’s T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and A.J. Wright chains in the United States, its Winners chain in Canada, and its T.K. Maxx chain in Europe sell off-price family apparel and home fashions. The Company’s HomeGoods chain in the United States and its HomeSense chain, operated by Winners in Canada, sell off-price home fashions. The target customer for all of its off-price chains, except A.J. Wright, is the middle-to upper-middle income shopper, with the same profile as a department or specialty store customer. A.J. Wright targets the moderate-income customer. The TJX Companies, Inc.’s seven off-price chains are synergistic in their philosophies and operating platforms. The Company has over 500 buyers, 10,000 vendors worldwide and over 2,500 stores.