Value-price clothing retailer TJX Cos Inc on Thursday posted a welcome three per cent rise in same-store sales for last month and said total sales climbed 12 per cent to $884 million from $789m in the year-ago period. The Massachusetts-based operator of the TJ Maxx and Marshalls chains, said for the 17 weeks ended June 1, sales rose 16 per cent to $3.6 billion from $3.1bn in the year prior, while consolidated comparable store sales increased 6 per cent.