Ross Opens 24 New Stores

Ross Stores_Dress For LessPLEASANTON, Calif.-Ross Stores opened 24 new Ross Dress for Less locations on Friday, representing the completion of its expansion plan which targeted 65 new locations for this year.

Four of the new stores are located in Illinois. Three are in Missouri, and one is in Indiana. In addition, there are four new locations in Texas, two in California, two in Florida and two in North Carolina.

In addition, single stores were opened in Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The one in Hawaii is a relocation of its store in Pearl Ridge.

The new locations bring Ross’ store count to 1,154 in 33 states. Jim Fassio, the company’s president and chief development officer, said the company is continuing its focus on “increasing our presence in both our newer and existing markets.”

Ross also recently opened nine new locations of its dd’s Discounts store across five states, bringing the total new openings for this format to 23 this year. Four dd’s Discounts opened in California, two in Texas and one each in Arizona, Florida and Tennessee. This brings the total dd’s Discounts store count to 131 in eight states.