Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) and 424(c)
                                                   Registration Number 333-60540

                              PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
                       (To Prospectus dated May 24, 2001)


                             THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.

                     Liquid Yield Option(TM) Notes due 2021
                          (Zero Coupon - Subordinated)
               Common Stock Issuable Upon Conversion of the LYONs


    This document supplements the Prospectus dated May 24, 2001 relating to the
resale by the holders of Liquid Yield Option(TM) Notes (Zero Coupon -
Subordinated) due 2021 (the "LYONs") and the shares of Common Stock issuable
upon conversion of the LYONs.

    This Prospectus Supplement is incorporated by reference into, and should be
read in conjunction with, the Prospectus dated May 24, 2001.

    The following sets forth information as of the date of this Prospectus
Supplement about the principal amount at maturity of LYONs and the underlying
common stock beneficially owned by each selling securityholder that may be
offered using this Prospectus. All information concerning beneficial ownership
has been provided by the selling securityholders.

                           SELLING SECURITYHOLDERS (5)

    The table below sets forth updated or corrected information regarding the
selling securityholders listed below.

                                               Amount at
                                              Maturity of
                                             Beneficially     Percentage     Number of Shares of      Percentage of
                                            Owned That May     of LYONs     Common Stock That May     Common Stock
             Name and Address                   be Sold       Outstanding        be Sold (1)         Outstanding (2)
             ----------------               --------------    -----------   ---------------------    ---------------

Goldman Sachs and Co.                          $5,300,000         1.02%            86,567                  *
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT  84108


*     Less than 1%.

(1)  Assumes conversion of all of the holder's LYONs at a conversion rate of
     16.3335 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount at maturity of
     the LYONs. However, this conversion rate will be subject to adjustment as
     described under "Description of LYONs - Conversion Rights." As a result,
     the amount of common stock issuable upon conversion of the LYONs may
     increase or decrease in the future.

(2)  Calculated based on 278,811,087 shares of common stock outstanding as of
     March 31, 2001. In calculating this amount, we treated as outstanding that
     number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of all of a
     particular holder's LYONs. However, we did not assume the conversion of any
     other holder's LYONs.

(5)  Total principal amount of selling securityholders listed is more than
     $517,500,000 because certain of the selling securityholders may have
     transferred LYONs pursuant to Rule 144A or otherwise reduced their position
     prior to selling pursuant to this Registration Statement. The maximum
     principal amount of LYONs that may be sold under this prospectus will not
     exceed $517,500,000.


         Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities
commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the
adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a
criminal offense.

            The date of this Prospectus Supplement is April 9, 2002.

Liquid Yield Option is a registered trademark of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.