|Fate||Bankruptcy; sold to Ralphs|
|Founded||1960, Los Angeles, California|
|Headquarters||Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico|
|Samuel S. Wurtzel, Alan Wurtzel (founders)|
|Products||Clothing, foodwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics and housewares.|
The first store in this Southern California–based discount chain opened June 13, 1960, in Garden Grove, California. By 1969, there were 19 stores. In 1972, the Hartfield-Zodys parent company acquired the Yankee Stores chain of Flint, Michigan, briefly re-branding the stores as Yankee-Zodys, and later as Zodys. The Michigan stores were unprofitable, and were sold in 1974 when Hartfield-Zodys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A brief period of prosperity brought expansions into Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. In 1979 there were 37 stores.
Bankrupt again by the early 1980s, the parent company, now known as HRT Industries, began closing stores in 1984. The remaining Zodys stores in California were shuttered in March 1986, with many locations being sold to Federated Stores, the parent company of Ralphs, a supermarket chain.
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