TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods stores closed globally due to coronavirus

In this May 16, 2017, photo a Marshalls sign is shown at a store, Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan...
In this May 16, 2017, photo a Marshalls sign is shown at a store, Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)(Alan Diaz | AP)
Updated: Mar. 22, 2020 at 3:26 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods, Homesense and Sierra closed all stores globally in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Ernie Herrman, the CEO and President of the TJX companies addressed the decision to close all stores in a message on the company’s website.

“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 today for the next two weeks in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The 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 are concerned for the health and financial well-being of our Associates, 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. We are honored to be part of your lives and wish you good health, now and in the future.”

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