Amidst all the talk about Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump merchandise altogether comes news that T.J. Maxx and Marshall's are no longer pushing any of their Ivanka Trump-branded merchandise, according to the (not really failing) New York Times. A note they obtained from TJX, the parent company of both retailers, instructs employees to mix all the items from any current Ivanka Trump displays in with the “runs" (meaning the clothing on the racks) and to straight up throw any signs for Ivanka Trump merchandise into the trash.
A spokesperson for TJX, Doreen Thompson, told the Times via email,
The communication was intended to instruct stores to mix this line of merchandise into our racks, not to remove it from the sales floor. We offer a rapidly changing selection of merchandise for our customers, and brands are featured based on a number of factors.
But an employee for one of the companies said that in the several years she worked for them, she'd never before received instructions to throw away a brand's signs. Just saying, this doesn't bode well for the future of Ivanka Trump's business with TJX.