In April 2008, TJX launched the HomeSense brand in the United Kingdom. The first store to open was in Poole, and this was closely followed by stores in Cardiff, Bristol, Gloucester, Northampton and Manchester followed by Thurrock in October 2008 and Cambridge in March 2009. By the end of 2009, HomeSense was operating 14 stores and has opened an additional 6 stores between August and November in Worcester, Birmingham, Preston, Romford, Staples Corner (London) and Nottingham. HomeSense has plans for approx 150 stores in the UK & Ireland over the next 5–7 years and has alluded to expansion in continental Europe in the future. In 2010 HomeSense planned to open stores in Reading, Chichester, Tunbridge Wells, and Chester. The HomeSense flagship store is located in Westfield Merry Hill, Dudley, England. It was opened in May 2010.
HomeSense Job Descriptions
Copywriter: You will be part of an in-house creative team and is responsible for developing innovative and strategically driven concepts and translating them into the finished copy. Using the proven talent and consistent conceptual thinking, you will communicate the brand message in a uniquely fresh, memorable, and persuasive way.
Merchandise Associate: You will be responsible for delivering a highly satisfying customer experience demonstrated by engaging and interacting with all customers, embodying customer experience principles and philosophy, and maintaining a clean and organised store environment. You must adhere to all operational, merchandise, and loss prevention standards. You may be cross-trained by HomeSense to work in multiple areas of the store in order to support the needs of the business.