Founded in 1957, Ross Dress for Less is operated by Ross Stores, which is one of the largest off-price retail chains in the United States. Ross Dress for Less offers a range of in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories and footwear for men, women and children. The retail chain primarily serves middle-income customers. It provides a variety of infant and home d cor products. Ross Dress for Less also offers a range of gift items for various occasions, such as weddings, baby showers and birthday parties. Started as a small, family-owned junior department store chain, Ross Stores operates more than 900 Ross Dress for Less locations in over 25 U.S. states and has annual revenues of nearly $5.5 billion. In addition, Ross Stores maintains dd s DICSOUNTS stores in several U.S. states.