Who We Are

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.

Social Responsibility

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.



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