12/11/13

AutoZone’s first quarter web sales roar ahead by 75%

The web now accounts for 3.5% of total sales for the auto parts chain retailer.

Bill Briggs , Senior Editor

AutoZone Inc. had a chrome-plated first quarter online.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended Nov. 23, AutoZone, No. 129 in the 2013 Internet Retailer Top 500, reported:

The web accounted for 3.5% of total sales for the quarter, compared with 2.1% in the prior year period.

Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO, says that, in the first quarter, AutoZone “rolled out an exciting, new version of our electronic parts catalog, and we grew sales across our digital commerce businesses.”

During the first quarter, AutoZone opened seven new stores in the U.S., one in Mexico and one in Brazil. The company has 4,843 stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., 363 stores in Mexico, and four stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,210.

Topics:

auto parts sales, AutoZone, AutoZone financials, Bill Rhodes, online auto parts sales, Q1 2014 earnings, Top 500

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