|Industry||Department store, Retail|
|Founded||June 13, 1960Garden Grove, Californiain|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California|
|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|
Hartfield-Zodys was an American retail corporation begun in 1960. It operated the Hartfield chain of women's ready-to-wear apparel in the Los Angeles area, and starting in 1960, the Zodys chain of discount retail stores (1960-1986), which operated locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Michigan.
Hartfield was present on Broadway (Los Angeles), the main shopping district in the Los Angeles area, in the 1940s, at 545 Broadway, and a 1943 advertisement showed branches at 253 S. Market St. in Inglewood, 650 Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park, and 705 S. Pacific in San Pedro (the latter opened 1941); busy downtown shopping districts of what were once separate towns that had become working and middle class suburbs of Los Angeles. Branches opened across Greater Los Angeles over the following decades.
Hartfield’s decided to enter the discount department store business with a new chain to be called Zodys, and opened its first one on June 13, 1960, in Garden Grove, in Central Orange County, California. From 1962 the parent company changed its name to Hartfield-Zodys. By 1969 there were 19 stores. In 1972, Hartfield-Zodys acquired the Yankee Stores chain of Flint, Michigan, briefly re-branding the stores as Yankee-Zodys, and later as Zodys. In 1969 Zodys opened a 6.5-acre distribution center employing 300. 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.
- Garden Grove, 9852 Chapman Ave. Opened 6/15/1960
- Redondo Beach, 1413 Hawthorne Blvd. Opened 11/3/1960
- Long Beach, 5933 Spring Street. Opened 8/13/1961
- Northridge, 10201 Reseda Blvd. Opened 10/27/1961
- Canoga Park, 8201 Topanga Canyon Road. Opened 9/27/1962
- West Covina, 615 N. Azusa Road. Opened 9/27/1962
- Burbank, 1000 N. San Fernando Road. Opened 12/6/1962
- Anaheim, 120 W.Orangethorpe, Opened 7/19/1967
- Huntington Beach, 6912 Edinger Ave. Opened 8/10/1967
- Buena Park, 121 N. Beach Blvd. Opened 11/19/1967
- Santa Ana, 1900 N.Grand Ave. Opened 10/20/1968
- Norwalk, 10901 E. Imperial Hwy. Opened 10/27/1968
- Fountain Valley, 16111 Harbor Blvd. Opened 11/13/1968
- Long Beach, 2185 South Street. Opened 9/29/1968
- Pomona, 1444 E. Holt Drive. Opened 6/8/1969
- Inglewood, 3200 W. Century Blvd. Opened 8/17/1969
- North Hollywood, 12727 Sherman Way. Opened 10/19/1969
- Lynwood, 4050 Imperial Hwy. Opened October 1969
- Fullerton, 120 E. Imperial Hwy. Opened 11/30/1969
- El Monte, 4901 Santa Anita Drive. Opened 5/10/1970
- Torrance, 851 W. Sepulveda. Opened 6/21/1970
- Ladera Heights, 4925 W. Slauson. Opened 8/ /1970
- Bakersfield, 4001 Ming Street. Opened 9/9/1970
- Riverside, 3700 N. Tyler Street. Opened 10/ /1970
- Downtown Los Angeles, 437 S. Broadway. Opened 3/21/1971
- Hollywood, 5420 W. Sunset Blvd. Opened 10/20/1971
- San Bernardino, 555 W. 2nd Street. Opened / /1972
- Alhambra, 600 E. Valley Blvd. Opened 9/9/1973
- Montebello, 2441 Via Campo. Opened 1974
- Fresno, 5422 Blackstone Opened 1974
- City Of Industry, 151 S. Hacienda Blvd. Opened 8/15/1977
- Pasadena, 900 North Lake. Opened 5/2/1978
- Indio, 82266 Hwy 111. Opened 9/30/1979
- Midtown, 4801 Venice Blvd. Opened 10/15/1980
- Boyle Heights, 2800 E. 1st Street. Opened 10/22/1980
- Vermont/Slauson, 5850 South Vermont, Los Angeles.Opened 11/20/81
- Oxnard, 830 Wagon Wheel Road
- Oceanside, 2505 Vista Way
- San Jose, 920 Blossom Hill
- Sunnyvale, 121 El Camino Real
- San Jose, 375 North Capital Avenue
- Las Vegas, 2120 South Decatur Blvd
- Upland, 1445 East Foothill Blvd, Opened 1982
- East Riverside, 3900 Chicago Ave. Opened 1982
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 supermarket chain, while other locations were purchased by HomeClub, a home improvement store chain.
- Newspaper advertisement for Hartfield Stores, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 10, 1943, p. 42
- Flinn, Gary (2004-02-20). "Hamady Sacks and Yankee Hats". Flinn's Journal. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
- Groves, Martha (February 5, 1986). "HRT Denies It Has Decided to Shut Zodys : Says Some Retailers Have Shown Interest in Buying Ailing Unit". Los Angeles Times.
- Groves, Martha (February 10, 1986). "HRT Appears Likely to Shut Zodys Stores". Los Angeles Times.
- "HRT Industries confirmed the closing of Zodys". Los Angeles Times. March 4, 1986.
- Groves, Martha (February 26, 1986). "14 Zodys Stores Will Become Ralphs Markets". Los Angeles Times.
- "Zody's Stores Converted for Ralphs Giants". Los Angeles Times. December 21, 1986.
- "HomeClub Acquires Four Former Zody's Locations". Los Angeles Times. March 14, 1986.