As of May 6, 2017, the company operated 5,381 AutoZone stores in 49 states, including Puerto Rico; 499 stores in Mexico; 9 stores in Brazil; and 26 Interamerican Motor Corporation (“IMC”) branches.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 156 stores domestically, 42 stores in Mexico, 1 store in Brazil, opened 17 IMC branches. During the first nine months of fiscal 2017, the company opened 84 stores domestically and 17 stores internationally.

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 52% 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.

TTM20162015201420132012
Stores5,8895,7885,5895,3915,2015,006
Store growth3.5%3.6%3.7%3.7%3.9%4.0%
Total gross square feet (M)38,90038,19836,81535,42434,07632,706
Total gross square feet growth3.7%3.8%3.9%4.0%4.2%4.4%
Avg store gross sq ft6,6006,6006,6006,6006,6006,500
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.2%0.2%0.2%0.3%0.3%0.3%