2) Ross Stores
Like TJX, discount designer-label retailerRoss Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) also reported a 7% surge in same-store sales. That number came along with a big jump of 12% in total revenue for the quarter ended July 28. Once again, Ross is a store that appeals to Shapira’s two cited trends: value and brands.
Like TJX, you get both with Ross Stores. Shoppers know that, Wall Street knows it, and investors need to know it. So far in 2012, ROST shares are up about 47%, but if the company experiences a strong back-to-school shopping season, those gains could be just the beginning.