AutoZone is an American-owned company that holds its place as the second largest retailer of automotive accessories and parts in America. Based out of Memphis, Tennessee, AutoZone boasts over 5,006 retail stores all across America, Brazil, and Mexico, employing roughly 65,000 people. Originally, AutoZone was known as Auto Shack in its founding year of 1979. The first shop was opened up in Forrest City, Arkansas, and sales that day totaled $300.00. After Auto Shack sold their grocery operation, they changed their name to better suit their new sales focus-thus, AutoZone was born.