Ames is an American chain of discount stores based in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA. The company was founded in 1958 with a store in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and currently operates thousands and thousands of stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the American territories.
Despite some success in the late 90s, Ames was plagued by debt and a slow decline in sales. This resulted in the company forming a huge mega company named Ames Brands to own Ames, Zayre, and Hills stores to revive sales. The Ames Brands companies are still in operation today.