Leading off-price clothing chain The TJX Companies Inc has posted a three per cent climb in June same-store sales and said total sales for last month were up 12 per cent at $957 million.

The operator of more than 1,600 stores, including TJ Maxx and Marshalls, said sales for the first 22 weeks of the current fiscal year jumped 15 per cent to $4.6 billion from $4bn last year, with same-store sales for thw period up five per cent.

Edmond English, president and CEO, stated: "We are pleased with our June sales performance and strong margins which were driven by excellent inventory management and a good flow of merchandise. Each of our divisions ended the month with inventories in excellent shape."