TJX Companies, the parent company of large discount clothing chains TJ Maxx and Marshalls, has joined Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus in the decision to no longer promote and/or sell Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.Image Credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle
In a memo released last week, TJX Companies instructed its employees to take down and destroy signs touting Ivanka Trump’s products in its stores. A copy of the memo was obtained by New York Times. It reads, in part:
“Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into” the racks where most products hang, the note read. “All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded.”
A spokeswoman for TJX Companies, Doreen Thompson, told the New York Times that it’s all a big misunderstanding. She said that the instruction was to simply “eliminate special displays for the merchandise.” Thompson clarified further, noting that it was “not to remove it from the sales floor.”Image Credit: Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown
An employee at one of the company’s stores told the New York Times that she had not received such a request before during the several years she’s worked there.