MEMPHIS, Tenn. — AutoZone recognized Spectra Premium Industries as its Vendor of the Year during the company's annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Tunica, Miss.
"Spectra has been a strong AutoZone supplier for more than five years. During that time they have collaborated with us to grow sales and improve productivity in the categories they supply us," said Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone.
AutoZone also recognized suppliers Bosch, IDQ, Kraco, Lozier Corporation, Madix, Inc., PEX Automotive, Shell Lubricants and Dorman Products, Inc. with the company's Extra Miler Award.
"These Extra Miler suppliers set the standard for their innovative thinking, category management skills, quality merchandise and commitment with AutoZone to grow the business together," said Mark Finestone, SVP of merchandising.
Additionally, What It Takes to Do the Job Right awards were given to suppliers for making sure AutoZoners and customers have what it takes to complete their jobs. WITTDTJR award winners included Anchor Industries, Inc., BP Castrol, CRC Industries, Pilot Automotive, Inc., Retail Insights LLC, Standard Motor Products, Inc. and Titan.
AutoZone is a leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. 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, service stations and public sector accounts.
As of February, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,735 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 334 stores in Mexico and one store in Brazil.