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What does HomeSense do?

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HomeSense is an off-price retailer that sells a selection of housewares and gifts in its stores. As of 2015 the store is only available in Canada and the United Kingdom. TJX Companies manages and operates all HomeSense stores.

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The company does not sell merchandise online, so customers find stores near them by searching for locations on its Canadian and U.K. websites. The store takes advantage of specialty or department store cancellations and clearances to acquire its stock. which is always changing due to demand and the kind of products the store gets. It also buys from manufacturers who have made excess goods and in some cases orders merchandise from them directly.

HomeSense claims to sell its merchandise at 20 to 60 percent less than the normal retail price. Prices are lower when a product is irregular or has defects, but the store generally offers normal, unblemished merchandise. It also sells gift cards, which are available online.

As of 2014 there were more than 100 HomeSense stores in Canada. TJX Companies launched HomeSense in the United Kingdom in 2008 with opening of the first store in Poole, Dorset. By the end of 2009, there were already 14 operating HomeSense stores in the United Kingdom.

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