$4,372 $m
AutoZone regained some brand value this year, thanks to higher sales, continued store openings and aggressively increased offerings and capabilities, particularly for B2B customers. Historically, its online channel has served as a research tool for customers who complete purchases in the store. However, online sales increased, leading to significant investment in digital improvements. The brand opened its 5,000th store in the U.S. and its 300th store in Mexico. With DIY car repair thriving, AutoZone will need to defend itself against ambitious new players in the category.