As of Aug 26, 2017, the company operated 5,465 AutoZone stores in 49 states, including Puerto Rico; 524 stores in Mexico; 14 stores in Brazil; and 26 Interamerican Motor Corporation (“IMC”) branches.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 168 stores domestically, 41 stores in Mexico, and 6 stores in Brazil. The company expects to open 150 stores in fiscal 2018.

Stores average approximately 6,600 square feet, with 85% to 90% of each store’s square footage devoted to selling space. Most stores are "destination stores," situated on major thoroughfares with easy access and good parking, generating their own traffic rather than relying on traffic created by adjacent stores. At year-end, the company owned approximately 48% of its stores. In recent years, the mix of store openings has moved away from build-to-suit leases to ground leases and land purchases.

TTM20172016201520142013
Stores6,0036,0035,7885,5895,3915,201
Store growth3.7%3.7%3.6%3.7%3.7%3.9%
Total gross square feet (M)39,68439,68438,19836,81535,42434,076
Total gross square feet growth3.9%3.9%3.8%3.9%4.0%4.2%
Avg store gross sq ft6,6006,6006,6006,6006,6006,600
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.3%0.3%