Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items. It operates in two segments: Advance Auto Parts (AAP), and Autopart International (AI). The AAP segment operates stores that offer brandname and private-label automotive products. This segment also provides battery and wiper installation, battery charging, “check engine” light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics, loaner tool programs and oil and battery recycling services. In addition, AAP sells products online. The AI segment operates stores that offer replacement parts for domestic and imported cars and light trucks. AI serves customers in the Northeastern, Mid- Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States as well as warehouse distributors and jobbers across North America. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia. In January of 2014, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. completed the $2B acquisition of General Parts International, which was the leading privately held distributor and supplier of original equipment and aftermarket replacement product for commercial markets, operating under the CARQUEST and WORLDPAC brands. The acquisition added 1,233 CARQUEST Stores and 103 WorldPac locations to the existing Advance Auto Stores portfolio. Advance Auto Parts reported October 2017 TTM revenue of $9.4B and a net income in excess of $353M. The company employs approximately 74,000 people and operates 6,439 stores across 49 states in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
AFC Urgent Care
Dr. Bruce Irwin opened the first American Family Care in 1982, making it the first Urgent Care, Family Care, and Primary Care Practice in Birmingham, Alabama and now serves more than 3 million patients per year. Urgent care has benefited in recent years by a drive by insurers and health providers to cut costs. Based on the same principles as retailers, urgent care centers aim to offer a cheaper and more efficient alternative to visiting a doctor’s office or emergency room. They typically promise to service patients on a walk-in basis and accept payments for services like x-rays or stitches from people with or without health insurance.
In 2015, Albertsons Companies, LLC was the second largest traditional grocer in the United States serving over 34 million customers per week and generating $60 billion in sales annually. As of June 2017, the Company operated 2,329 stores across 35 states under 20 well-known banners with long operating histories. Albertsons has grown strategically through a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years into a $2.8 billion adjusted EBITDA company as of fiscal year 2016 ended February 25, 2017, and as of Q1 2017 the Company had already generated $771.7 million in adjusted EBITDA. • 2,300 Retail Stores • $59.7 Billion Annual Sales • 2nd Largest Traditional Grocer in U.S. • 1,700 In-Store Pharmacies • Home Delivery in 8 of Top 10 U.S. Markets
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Aldi is an international retailer specializing in a limited assortment of private label, high-quality products at the lowest possible prices. Their unique way of operating makes it almost impossible for competitors to match their combination of price and quality. This means ALDI can offer Incredible Value Every Day. Aldi introduced the limited assortment concept to the United States in 1976 when the first stores were opened in southeastern Iowa. Today, Aldi Inc. operates over 700 stores in 26 states, primarily from Kansas to the east coast.