TJX to Close A.J. Wright Division
December 10, 2010,
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--The TJX Cos. will close down its A.J. Wright chain of off-price apparel and home-fashions stores by early next year.
The company will permanently close 71 A.J. Wright stores and convert the remaining 91 in the chain to T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods locations. All A.J. Wright locations will be closed between late January and early February, and it will take about eight weeks for it to convert the locations it is keeping, during which they will remain closed. TJX will also shutter A.J. Wright's two distribution centers and its home office, and the move will result in the elimination of about 4,400 positions in the company.