by Richard J. Alley
Where AutoZone might be your go-to supplier for motor oil, wiper blades, and spark plugs, Hollywood Feed is certainly your first stop for pet food, dog leashes, and catnip. And the two have more in common than just a Memphis base of operations. Hollywood Feed’s president, Shawn McGhee, purchased the pet supply company 10 years ago while still an executive vice president for the auto parts retailer.
“There are a number of AutoZone people who have seen our behind-the-scenes, and they all remarked how AutoZone-esque Hollywood Feed is,” McGhee says. “Much of the infrastructure and much of the benchmarks are very similar to what AutoZone was a number of years ago when I was there.”
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