AutoZone is the nation's leading retailer of automotive parts, chemicals and accessories with 5,141 stores in 49 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 441 stores in Mexico, 20 IMC branches, and seven stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,609.
Each store carries an extensive line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured hard parts, maintenance items and accessories. All stores are owned by the company and are not franchised.
Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software.
In fiscal 2015, AutoZone reported sales of $10.2 billion, a 7.5% increase from the previous year, and net income of $1.2 billion.
On July 4, 1979, the very first Auto Shack opened in Forrest City, AR. Doc Crain was the first store manager. The store was committed to quality control of its parts and products to customers.
The company changed its name from Auto Shack to AutoZone in 1987 and went public on the NYSE in 1991.
The company acquired IMC (Interamerican Motor Corporation), a distributor of import replacement parts.
Some of the benefits offered by AutoZone:
* Medical - options include a health care account and health savings account, free annual physicals
Updated December 8, 2015