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DD’s Discounts president departs


Dublin, Calif. - Doug Baker, who served as president and chief merchandising officer of Ross Stores’ DD’s Discounts division since 2011, is leaving the company. A specific reason has not been given.

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

"Doug has made numerous contributions over the years as a merchandising executive at both Ross Dress for Less and DD’s Discounts,” said Balmuth. “We thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors."

Barbara Rentler, CEO, added: "Looking ahead, we remain confident in the DD's Discounts business model and excited about its growth prospects. Our store opening plans 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."

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