Brautigan Named Ross Merchandising President

Ross Stores has promoted Bernie Brautigan to president of merchandising, in its Ross Dress for Less store division. He continues reporting to Barbara Rentler, the company’s CEO.

Brautigan was group evp/merchandising for Ross Dress for Less.

Rentler said, “Bernie is an extremely talented merchant, and his many valuable contributions have had a significant impact on the growth of our company over the last 13 years. He has developed an outstanding team of merchants, and I am confident that his strong business acumen and proven leadership skills will lead to continued success.”

The Ross Dress for Less division included 1,274 stores in 34 of the United States, the District of Columbia and Guam at fiscal 2015 year’s end. Ross also operates DD’s Discounts with a store total of 172 in 15 states.