Ross Stores continues to grow its retail presence in the U.S. with 34 new shops.
The discount retailer is opening 25 Ross Dress for Less locations and nine DD’s Discounts throughout 16 different states from September to October. All new stores conclude the retailer’s 2016 expansion plans of adding 90 locations (70 Ross and 20 DD’s Discounts) this year.
“We entered two new states in October, with stores in North and South Dakota, and continued to expand DD’s Discounts by opening its first location in Colorado,” said Ross Stores president and chief development officer Jim Fassio. “Looking ahead, we continue to see plenty of opportunity to expand our store base across both new and existing markets, and remain confident that over the long-term, Ross Dress for Less can grow to 2,000 locations and DD’s Discounts can become a chain of 500 stores.”
During June and July, Ross Stores opened 39 new locations, including 25 Ross and seven DD’s Discounts across 15 different states. The retailer began its first expansion round earlier this year, when it opened 22 Ross and six DD’s Discounts stores in February and March. It’s currently the largest off-price apparel chain in the U.S., with 1,342 locations in 36 states.