TJX rejigs discounts

TJX Europe has provided staff at its TK Maxx and Homesense retail chains with cards that offer discounts at local and national retailers and restaurants.

The cards have been handed out to around 15,000 permanent and 5,000 temporary staff in more than 220 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Employees will also receive guides giving them information about the discounts, and will have access to a website which is continually updated with special offers available to them.

The card, provided by Countdown, has also been adopted as the TK Maxx in-store discount card so staff no longer have to carry their payslips with them to prove that they are entitled to discounts. CB Affinity advised on the scheme.