updated 2/16/2011 4:16:37 PM ET 2011-02-16T21:16:37

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), www.autozone.com , the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States, today announced an affiliation with ShopRunner ( http://www.shoprunner.com ), a members-only shopping program that offers online consumers unlimited, free two-day shipping with no minimum order size, free shipping on returns and special offers from their retailer partners.

The arrangement with ShopRunner provides AutoZone customers an enhanced online shopping experience. The choice of how to receive automotive parts and accessories is further expanded beyond AutoZone's 4,404 United States retail stores and the Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store option offered through www.autozone.com, to now include the convenience and savings of ShopRunner's free two-day delivery, and free shipping on returns.

"ShopRunner will provide additional convenience and savings to AutoZone customers, serving to build out and enhance our existing online functionality and shopping experience," said Jamey Traywick, Vice President, E-Commerce, AutoZone. "We look at ShopRunner as a central component of our customer service offering."

By joining ShopRunner, customers can now choose from AutoZone's vast product assortment and receive eligible items delivered to their door fast and free, along with exclusive offers and added benefits.

"As we continue our expansion into new product categories, the automotive vertical market was a key component of what we were looking to bring to our members", said Mike Golden, President of ShopRunner. "We are extremely excited to have AutoZone, the market leader, join our rapidly growing network of best-in-class retailers."

Consumers can sign up for a free 30-day trial of ShopRunner at www.autozone.com/shoprunner and receive fast, free shipping from AutoZone as well as ShopRunner's other retail partners.

About AutoZone:

As of November 20, 2010,  AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,404 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 241 stores in Mexico.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading 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, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com , and as part of our commercial sales program, through www.autozonepro.com.  AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

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