Winners

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Winners Merchants International L.P
Subsidiary
Industry Discount
Founded 1982; 35 years ago (1982)
Founders David Margolis
Neil Rosenberg
Headquarters Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
258 (Apr 2017)
Products Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewellery, beauty products, toys, and housewares
Parent TJX Companies
(1990–present)
Website www.winners.ca

Winners Merchants International L.P is a chain of off-price Canadian department stores owned by TJX Companies. It offers brand name clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, fine jewellery, beauty products, and housewares. According to an example in the Winners FAQ, an item selling there for $29.99 was made to sell for 20-60% more at a specialty or department store.[1] The company operates 255 stores across Canada.[2] Winners' market niche is similar to that of its American sister store T.J. Maxx.

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In 1982, Winners was founded in Toronto, Ontario by David Margolis and Neil Rosenberg. It was one of the first off-price department stores in Canada. In 1990, Winners merged with TJX Companies, the world's largest off-price department store owner.

Winners store in Markville Shopping Centre
Winners logo from 1982 to 2005.
Winners store in Bayers Lake Business Park with 1980s logo.
Winners store in Mapleton Shopping Area with early 2000s logo.

Since late 2001, Winners stores have been paired with HomeSense, a home accessory retailer owned by Winners Merchants, modelled on TJX's American HomeGoods stores. Winners acquired the struggling "Labels" brand from Dylex in 2001. Labels was meant to compete with Winners, but never succeeded. Most Labels stores have been turned into Homesense stores.

Les Ailes de la Mode opened a similar concept under the Labels banner after Winners did not renew its trademark on the name.

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