How it All Got Started:
Harold and Shirley opened their first store in Fontana, California in a converted chicken coop near the Kaiser Steel Mill in 1953. Though their store was only big enough to take orders for delivery, they had big dreams. It was a members-only store, but membership was free to all card carrying union members. Harold & Shirley's formula was simple — deliver unbelievable deals on top-quality merchandise — because they negotiated harder than anyone to deliver value to their customers. Word traveled fast and after a couple years of success, they bought a large wooden warehouse in Upland, California and their business took off. They ultimately grew to become one of the largest discount retailers in the country. Harold and Shirley have since departed, but their story is still alive in Upsessive.
We can still hear Shirley saying to her customers at checkout, "You wouldn't believe how much money I saved you today!"