Ted English

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DEFINITION of 'Ted English'

The CEO of Bob's Discount Furniture starting in 2006 and a former CEO of TJX from 2000 to 2005. He helped TJX, a Fortune 500 retailer, increase its sales and profits considerably, opening more than 900 new stores, and led the company through several acquisitions. His success was especially notable because of the economic downturn the United States experienced during his tenure.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Ted English'

English was born in 1954 and earned an undergraduate degree in business administration. He began his career as a buyer with the department store Filene's Basement. Prior to becoming a CEO, he helped TJX to train and hire workers through the federal government's Welfare to Work program.

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