Ross Plans 100 Store Openings In 2019

Off-price retailer Ross Stores plans to add approximately 100 new stores— 75 Ross and 25 DD’s Discounts locations— during fiscal 2019.

The company recently opened 22 Ross Dress for Less and 6 DD’s Discounts stores across 12 different states in February and March. These new locations are part of the company’s 100-store expansion plan.

“These recent openings reflect our ongoing plans to continue building our presence in both existing and newer markets, including the Midwest for Ross, and expansion of DD’s Discounts into Oklahoma and Illinois,” said Jim Fassio, president and chief development officer, Ross Stores. “We now operate a total of 1,745 Ross Dress for Less and DD’s Discounts locations across 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. As we look out over the long-term, we remain confident that Ross can grow to 2,400 locations and DD’s Discounts can become a chain of 600 stores given consumers’ ongoing focus on value.”