A history of success
In 1982, Ross Dress For Less was launched with six off-price stores in California. Today, Ross Stores is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 company with more than 1000 stores in 29 states. Here are just a few highlights from our history:
Ross offers its very first bargains in six California locations
Ross Stores becomes a public company
Ross introduces Home Accents
Ross adds Bed and Bath department
Sales exceed $1 billion
Ross begins expansion, entering the Southeast U.S.
Two new distribution centers open -- in Fort Mill, SC and Perris, CA
A new concept, dd’s DISCOUNTS® is launched in CA providing exceptional values on
the brands and fashions found in discount department stores…all at 20-70% savings
Ross celebrates 25 years of bargains and grows to $6.0 billion in revenues
Growth continues with annual revenues of $7.9 billion and over 1,000 Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS locations combined at year end
An entrepreneurial spirit
Ross has grown over the years thanks to a hands-on, hardworking culture that rewards
those who are practical, creative, and straightforward. We have a rich history of
promoting our most resourceful associates from within. At the same time, we’re always
looking for new talent to keep our team—and our ideas—fresh and current.
A commitment to diversity
At Ross, we value and respect diversity. What matters is how a person performs on
the job. That’s why we promote the hiring, acceptance, and appreciation of every
individual. Our workplace is one in which personal dignity and respect for the individual
is expected in all interactions with our associates and our customers.
At Ross, our focus on social responsibility can be seen throughout the Company, from efforts to increase sustainability in all of our operations, to our commitment to charitable giving and our dedication to creating a work environment where associates can grow and succeed.
Read more about our social responsibility program.