MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO), the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of auto parts and accessories, recognized Great Neck Saw as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year during the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.
"Great Neck has been an AutoZone supplier for 32 years and supports both our do-it-yourself (DIY) and Commercial customers," said Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. "They are a true partner with AutoZone at every level. Their exceptional performance and outstanding commitment to AutoZone and our customers distinguish them as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year."
AutoZone also recognized a special group of suppliers with the company's prestigious Extra Miler Award. Extra Miler suppliers are: Cardone Industries, Valvoline, Spectra Premium Industries, Dorman, 4 Seasons, Dayco and Automotive Innovations.
"The Extra Miler award recognizes those suppliers who have demonstrated above and beyond efforts for AutoZone and our customers," said Mark Finestone, senior vice president of merchandising. "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."
WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) Award is given to suppliers as recognition for taking initiative to make sure our AutoZoners and customers have what it takes to complete the job. WITTDTJR suppliers are: Plews & Edelmann, Neotek Corporation, Inc., FDP Brake Products, Airtex Products, LP. and American Covers Inc. dba Handstands.
ShrinkBuster Award is given to a supplier as recognition for focusing on reducing AutoZone's shrink. This year's winner is Osram Sylvania.
"We congratulate each of these suppliers on their recognition. We also thank our entire supplier base for all their efforts to productively drive our industry and for their support in meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers." said Mark Finestone, SVP Merchandising.
As of February 12, 2011, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,425 AutoZone stores in 48 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 249 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 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 auto and light truck parts through , and as part of our commercial sales program, through .
AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
About Great Neck Saw
Since 1919, Great Neck Saw Manufacturing, Inc. has been building and distributing superior quality tools at competitive prices for the hardware, automotive and do-it-yourself markets. Still family owned with four distribution and manufacturing facilities in the United States, they offer one of the broadest selections of hand and automotive tools from a single source.
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