Top Executive Departing Ross Stores, Inc.

by Katie Lee

Dublin, Calif. — Ross Stores, Inc.’s Doug Baker, who served as president and chief merchandising officer of dd’s DISCOUNTS® since 2011, is leaving the company.

The senior merchandising executives at dd’s DISCOUNTS will report to Michael Balmuth, executive chairman, while the company conducts a search to fill this position.

“Looking ahead, we remain confident in the dd’s DISCOUNTS business model and excited about its growth prospects,” says CEO Barbara Rentler. “Our store opening plans for dd’s DISCOUNTS are on track and we continue to believe that over time this business can become a chain of 500 locations from the 152 we operate today.”

Ross Stores, Inc. is headquartered in Dublin, Calif., and operates Ross Dress for Less®, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,214 locations. The company also operates 152 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Ross Stores, Inc.

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