T J Hughes is a discount department store founded in 1912 in Liverpool, England. The retail chain trades from 1,800,000 square feet (167,000 m2) of retail space and have 53 department stores throughout the United Kingdom, specializing in home and fashion, fragrance and cosmetics.

Originally Thomas J Hughes set up a small shop on Liverpool's London Road. The store had a few assistants and Thomas J Hughes was the main shopkeeper overseeing everything within the business.

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