May 17, 2010 14:51 ET

AJWright Grand Opening Brings Fresh, In-Season Deals

Retailer Opens Eighth California Location in Norwalk, Brings Jobs and Community Events

NORWALK, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -  AJWright will open its newest destination for deal seekers on Thursday, May 20, in Norwalk. Along with the store grand opening, AJWright is offering Norwalk residents a celebration and a real model search competition that will last through early June.

Beginning Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright opens its doors at 1758 Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, Calif., 90650 to offer the community current fashions at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices. AJWright is a leading off-price retailer that offers great deals on quality brand-name family apparel and footwear, accessories, home essentials, giftware, toys and more.

"This is our eighth location in California, so we look forward to meeting some of our new customers. Those who have shopped us before know that affordable fashion is within reach," said Kathy Clair, AJWright assistant vice president of marketing. "We want to celebrate both our new and returning shoppers through grand opening day and beyond."

Grand opening festivities kick off with a special donation and presentation to the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier, celebratory ribbon cutting and an added bonus for early shoppers. The first 100 customers in line will receive a $20 gift card. The celebration continues after grand opening day with a real model search contest to find the next face of AJWright. 

The open casting call will take place at the Norwalk grand opening store on Saturday, May 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register online, visit

Shoppers can visit between June 7 and June 14 to vote for their favorite finalist. Ten finalists will be selected for public voting. Two winners, as decided on by voting, will be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled.

In addition to creating more than 50 new jobs in Norwalk, AJWright has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier to support much-needed neighborhood programs.

At 7:45 a.m. on grand opening day, a representative from the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier, as well as local dignitaries, will be present as AJWright makes a donation to the organization. AJWright supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on a corporate level with several programs throughout the year.

"We deeply appreciate the generosity of AJWright to our club," said Deborah Arroyo, development director of Boys & Girls Club of Whittier. "Donations like these help support crucial programming in our communities."

For more information about AJWright, including regular store hours, visit or call 1-888-SHOP-AJW to find the nearest location. Customers can also sign-up for exclusive e-mails to be in on promotions and events before everyone else.

About AJWright
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 896 T.J. Maxx, 817 Marshalls, 325 HomeGoods, and 152 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 79 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 272 T.K. Maxx and 14 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at

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    Ashley Sanders
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    Kathy Clair