FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Framingham-based company TJX, which owns TJ Maxx, and Marshalls, said they're closing those stores and their online businesses worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Our hearts are with people around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak," the company wrote in a statement from CEO and President Ernie Herman Thursday. "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's stores include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, Winners, Homesense, and TK Maxx.
In addition, they're also closing their online stores, tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com, and sierra.com, as well as their distribution and fulfillment offices and centers. The company said their employees are working remotely "when they can."
"We thank our customers for shopping our stores and e-commerce sites and look forward to serving you again in the near future," Herman wrote. "We are honored to be part of your lives and wish you good health, now and in the future."
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