Leading off-price apparel retailer, The TJX Companies Inc, said on Monday it will repurchase up to $1 billion of its common stock - about 10 per cent of its outstanding common shares - in a new multi-year program. In a statement, the company also confirmed the completion of a separate $1bn stock repurchase program which saw it buy 75.2 million common shares. TJX has now spent $2.25bn on stock repurchasing over the past five years.