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AutoZone Honors Top Suppliers

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April 26, 2013—AutoZone Inc. recognized a group of top suppliers at the company's annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Tunica, Miss.

AutoZone honored Spectra Premium Industries as its vendor of the year.

"Spectra has been a strong AutoZone supplier for over five years. During that time they have collaborated with us to grow sales and improve productivity in the categories they supply us," Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone, said in a statement.

The company also recognized a special group of suppliers with its Extra Miler Award, a distinction given to those suppliers who have gone above and beyond for AutoZone and its customers.

Winners of the Extra Miler Award include Bosch, IDQ, Lozier Corporation, Madix Inc., PEX Automotive, Shell Lubricants and Dorman Products Inc.

"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," Mark Finestone, senior vice president of merchandising for AutoZone, said in a statement.

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