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The Onion "T.J. Maxx is on the verge of complete bankruptcy. Either that, or it's doing perfectly fine. It's impossible to say which."

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September 18, 2010 – Comments (1)

America's Finest News Source The Onion has the story:

Difficult To Tell If T.J. Maxx Hit Hard By Recession

CHICAGO—While a majority of the nation's top retailers have reported a decided slump in 2008, economists studying the declining consumer markets are still unable to determine if discount clothing store T.J. Maxx has been affected by widespread recession.

Financial analysts, observing more than 100 locations nationwide, cited large quantities of off-brand and wildly scattered merchandise as evidence that T.J. Maxx has either been devastated by the economic downturn, or is carrying on as usual in spite of it.

"The state of this store does not in any way correspond to our standard criteria for judging long-term viability," said economist Graham Stinson, referring to Chicago's Fullerton Avenue branch, where more than half of the fluorescent lights are burnt out. "For instance, the canvas bins heaped with broken stemware in aisle six may be a sign that T.J. Maxx is on the verge of complete bankruptcy. Either that, or it's doing perfectly fine. It's impossible to say which."

The rest is here:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/difficult-to-tell-if-tj-maxx-hit-hard-by-recession,2637/

1 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM, ChrisFs (34.76) wrote:

Sounds more like the Ross store in our area, but brilliant nonetheless. :)

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