Ross Stores Inc is incorporated in Delaware in 1957. It turned public with its IPO in August 1985. The Company, together with its subsidiaries is the off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, with 1,274 locations in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. It operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores namely Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dds DISCOUNTS(r). It offers designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. It also operates 172 dds DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. dd's DISCOUNTS features more moderately-priced first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. The typical dds DISCOUNTS store is located in an established shopping center in a densely populated urban or suburban neighborhood.