Ross Stores, Inc. operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under two brands, such as Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dd’s DISCOUNTS in the United States. Ross is an off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, with 1,146 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, as of February 1, 2014. Ross offers in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. Ross target customers are primarily from middle income households. The company also operates 130 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 10 states as of February 1, 2014. dd's DISCOUNTS features moderately-priced, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. The typical dd’s DISCOUNTS store is located in an established shopping center in a densely populated urban or suburban neighborhood and its target customers typically come from households with moderate incomes than Ross customers. Both its Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS brands target women and men between the ages of 18 and 54. The company’s merchandise offerings also include small furniture and furniture accents, educational toys and games, luggage, gourmet food and cookware, watches, and sporting goods. Strategy The company’s merchandising strategy incorporates a combination of off-price buying techniques to purchase advance-of-season, in-season, and past-season merchandise for both Ross and dd’s DISCOUNTS. Trademarks The trademarks for Ross Dress For Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS have been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Significant events Ross Stores Inc. has announced the opening of three new Ross Dress for Less stores in Indiana, on July 19, 2014. History Ross Stores, Inc. was founded in 1957.
ross stores inc (ROST:NASDAQ GS)
5130 Hacienda Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
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