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Industry Department store, Retail
Fate Bankruptcy
Founded June 13, 1960; 57 years ago (1960-06-13) in Garden Grove, California
Defunct March 1986; 32 years ago (1986-03)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Area served
Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico
Products Clothing, foodwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics and housewares.
Parent Hartfield Stores/Hartfield-Zody's/HRT Industries

Zodys was a chain of discount retail stores that operated in the United States from 1960 to 1986. The chain operated locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Michigan.

The first store in this Southern California–based discount chain was opened June 13, 1960 in Garden Grove, California, by Hartfield Stores, Inc. 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.[1] The Michigan stores were unprofitable, and were sold in 1974 when Hartfield-Zodys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[1] 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,[2][3][4] with many locations being sold to Federated Stores, the parent company of Ralphs supermarket chain,[5][6] while other locations were purchased by HomeClub, a home improvement store chain.[7]



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