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FRAMINGHAM – TJX Companies will close all stores globally for the next two weeks, announced its CEO today, March 19.

“Our hearts are with people around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. TJX has made the decision to do our part to help prevent the further spread of this virus by temporarily closing all stores globally as of (Thursday) for the next two weeks in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia,” said Ernie Herrman, CEO and president of TJX Companies Inc.

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The Framingham-headquartered company is also temporarily closing its online businesses, and during this time, as well as its distribution and fulfillment centers and offices, with Associates working remotely when they can.

“This pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, including those of our Associates and customers. We know our Associates are very concerned for their health and financial well-being and we plan to pay our store, distribution and office Associates for two weeks during these closures. We thank our customers for shopping our stores and e-commerce sites and look forward to serving you again in the near future,” said the CEO.

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