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Ross Stores, Inc. is an American off-price department store chain headquartered in Pleasanton, California with over 1,200 stores in 32 states. Founded in 1962 by Don and Doris Fisher, the company originally sold only apparel for children 2 to 14 years old but has since evolved into selling adult clothing as well.
Ross Stores is known for their "Every Day" pricing strategy where prices are reduced up to 50% every day on selected items that are ordered direct from manufacturers. Thereby eliminating the need for middle men which ensures savings for customers while keeping quality standards high. Also referred to as a "treasure hunt", this daily sourcing of off-price merchandise makes shopping at Ross Stores fun and unpredictable.
Although the privately owned company has no official corporate social responsibility policy, Ross Stores was named to the 2014 "Forbes" list of "America's Most Reputable Companies." Known for their generous giving in addition to matching donations made by employees, the Fishers donated 5 million dollars in 2003 to help victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Ross Stores' strong reputation for customer service make it a popular choice among shoppers looking for brand name shoes, apparel and accessories at affordable prices. As journalist Susan Berfield puts it, "if you can't afford Prada or Dior yet want something that feels special once you put it on, then head to your closest outlet mall".