TJ Maxx was founded in 1976 by the Zayre department store chain. Zayre was later sold to Ames and renamed to TJX Companies, Incorporated.
In 1994, the first European store opened in Bristol, called TK Maxx.
In 2007, development in Europe began to slow as the company started to focus on revamping existing stores. Nonetheless, the first German store opened this year.
In 2008, the first central London location is opened. In March of 2009, the company launched its e-commerce site initially selling only womens handbags. The company later expanded their sales department to include most of the items that are sold in their retail locations.
TJ Maxx had $27.4 billion in revenue in 2014. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of TJX.