20 Facts About AutoZone


AutoZone, Inc is an American retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, the largest in the United States.

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AutoZone oversaw the auto parts firm's daily operations and worked on growth strategy.

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AutoZone became the first auto parts retailer to register customer warranties in a computer database.

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In 1994, AutoZone began using satellites to facilitate communication between stores and the corporate office.

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AutoZone began a process of internationalization with their first store abroad, which opened in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

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AutoZone closed the 1990s by debuting at the Fortune 500 list in 1999.

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In 2002, AutoZone developed a network of "hub, feeder, and satellite" stores to have more product in the market area, while reducing inventory investment.

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In late May 2020, two AutoZone stores were destroyed by arson during the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

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AutoZone sells tools under the Duralast brand which carry a lifetime warranty.

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All AutoZone stores are corporately owned; the company does not have franchise operations.

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In 2004, AutoZone celebrated its 25th anniversary and announced a corporate sponsorship agreement with auto racing association NASCAR.

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In 2007, AutoZone sponsored Kevin Harvick and Timothy Peters in the NASCAR Busch Series.

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AutoZone holds the naming rights to the downtown Memphis baseball stadium that is the home of the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.

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AutoZone faced a lawsuit for gender discrimination in which the plaintiff alleged that men treated her differently when she was promoted and that she feared revealing a pregnancy to her superior.

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AutoZone's was demoted in February 2006 and fired in November 2011.

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AutoZone's alleges that the district manager told her to "suck it up, " and she is filing a lawsuit against AutoZone for violating her civil rights.

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AutoZone came under fire from allegations that a district manager had told an employee to remove a flag displayed on the company's premises for the sake of improved diversity.

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AutoZone denies that and claimed that it was the poor means by which the flag was put up, with duct tape and suction cups.

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In June 2019 AutoZone entered into an $11 million settlement against with the State of California to resolve allegations that the company had violated state laws governing hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and confidential consumer information.

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AutoZone is charged with illegally disposing of millions of hazardous waste items, including used motor oil and automotive fluids, at landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste.

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