Koch Logistics Announces Program with Ross Stores, Inc.

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Minnesota-based Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider Koch Logistics was selected to provide smarter supply chain connections for the nation's second largest off-price retailer, Ross Stores, Inc. Koch Logistics will be managing and facilitating 100% of the transportation, consolidation and logistics support for store planning, set up, remodel and fixture movement.

Third Party Logistics Provider Koch Logistics to provide retail supply chain management including new store openings, remodels and distribution for Ross Stores, Inc.

With our industry leading on time pick-up and delivery rate, monitoring and budget analysis, Koch Logistics is thrilled to bring our smarter supply chain connections to assist retailer Ross Stores in meeting their goals.

Leading third-party logistics (3PL) company Koch Logistics recently announced it was selected to provide a national logistics program for Fortune 500 company Ross Stores, Inc., the nation's second largest off-price retailer. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Ross Stores operates 904 Ross Dress for Less® stores in 27 states. Koch Logistics will be managing and facilitating 100% of the transportation, consolidation and logistics support for store planning, set up, remodel and fixture movement. In addition, Koch Logistics will manage and support various other logistics, transportation and distribution initiatives on behalf of Ross Stores as those needs arise.

"Ross Stores understands that working with a 3PL to seamlessly manage complex logistics issues brings tangible benefit to their business, especially in our current environment," explains Jeff Faust, Koch Logistics Vice President and General Manager. "With our industry leading on time pick-up and delivery rate, monitoring and budget analysis, Koch Logistics is thrilled to bring our smarter supply chain connections to assist retailer Ross Stores in meeting their goals."

Koch logistics was recently certified a SmartWay℠ Transport Partner by the EPA, representing environmentally cleaner, more fuel efficient transportation.

About Ross Stores
Ross Stores, Inc. (rossstores.com) a Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., is the nation's second largest off-price retailer with fiscal 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion. As of February 28, 2009 the Company operated 904 Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross") stores and 53 dd's DISCOUNTS® locations, compared to 838 Ross and 54 dd's DISCOUNTS locations at the end of the same period last year. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 60 percent off department and specialty store regular prices. dd's DISCOUNTS features a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 70 percent off moderate department and discount store regular prices.

About Koch Logistics
Koch Logistics (kochlogistics.com) is a leading third party logistics (3PL) company providing supply chain connections through its transportation, shipping and distribution services. Through a network of domestic and international partners located in more than 230 import/export markets worldwide, Koch Logistics helps companies more effectively manage their complex supply chain requirements with on-time delivery using customized trucking, air-freight, rail and sea shipping solutions. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, Koch Logistics is a division of Minneapolis-based Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc. (kochcompanies.com), a privately held, asset based, trucking, warehousing and leasing company.

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