Ross Department Store was opened in 1950 by Morris Ross in San Bruno, California.
By 1981, Ross had built the company to 6 department stores.
In 1982, a group of investors led by Mervin Morris purchased the company and changed them to off-price retail stores called Ross Dress For Less.
By 1985, there were 107 Ross Dress For Less stores and the company goes public.
In 1992, the company introduces its Home Accents stores.
In 1994, the company adds a Bed and Bath department to its stores.
In 2004, dd’s Discounts in launched in California.
Today, the company operates over 1,000 stores in 29 US states. They are the third largest off-price retailer in the US market.