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Executive Profile
Chris Gridley, DD’s Discounts, VP/DMM Housewares

The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.

Retail
Ross Stores Opens 30 New Locations

Ross Stores is continuing its rapid expansion plans, with the recent opening of 22 Ross Dress for Less stores and eight DD’s Discounts stores across 12 different states and Washington, D.C. in June and July. 

Retail
Ross Completes Store Expansion Plan

Ross Stores has recently opened 30 Ross Dress for Less and ten DD’s Discounts stores across 22 different states in September and October. These new locations complete the company’s store growth plans for fiscal 2017.

Financials
Ross Surges In Fourth Quarter

For the fiscal fourth quarter ended January 28, Ross Stores posted net earnings of $300.6 million, or 77 per diluted share, versus $264.2 million, or 66 cents per diluted share, in the period a year previous in large measure due to stronger than expected sales, which helped boost operating margin.