Off-price retailer TJX Companies Inc today said same-store sales for the four-week period ended 3 August 2002 were down 1 per cent versus last year. Sales for the four-weeks were $810 million, up 9 per cent over $745 million achieved during the same period last year. For the 26 weeks ended 3 August, sales reached $5,477 million, an increase of 14 per cent over last year's $4,812 million.