Ross Stores, Inc., is an off-price apparel and home fashion chain. The Company operates through its subsidiaries Ross Dress for Less and dd�s DISCOUNTS. The Company offers name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions at discounted rates of department and specialty store regular prices. The Company targets customers are primarily from middle income households. The merchant, store, and distribution organizations for Ross Dress and dd�s DISCOUNTS operate as two chains. The Company has one reportable segment. The Company�s operations include only activities related to off-price retailing in stores throughout the United States. dd�s DISCOUNTS store is located in a shopping center in urban and suburban neighborhood and target customers from households with more moderate incomes than Ross customers.