| Ross Stores operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores, Ross Dress for Less® (Ross) and dd's DISCOUNTS®. Co. is an apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S., with various locations in several states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Co. provides name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the family. Co.'s target customers are from middle income households. Co. also operates various dd's DISCOUNTS stores in several states. dd's DISCOUNTS features name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the family. The merchant, store field, and distribution operations for Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS are separate. |
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