Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack began operations in 1921. The Company together with its subsidiaries offers automotive service, tires, parts and accessories. The Company operates in the U.S. automotive aftermarket, which has two general lines of business: the Service business, commonly known as Do-It-For-Me, or "DIFM" (service labor, installed merchandise and tires) and the Retail business, commonly known as Do-It-Yourself, or "DIY" (retail merchandise) and commercial. The Company's store format is the Supercenter, which serves both "DIFM" and "DIY" customers with quality service offerings and merchandise. The Company is complementing the existing Supercenter store base with Service & Tire Centers. These Service & Tire Centers are designed to capture market share and leverage the existing Supercenter and support infrastructure. The Company currently operates stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The Company has eight operating segments defined by geographic regions. Each Pep Boys Supercenter carries a similar product line, with variations based on the number and type of cars in the market where the store is located. A Pep Boys Service & Tire Center carries tires and a limited selection of its products. The Company's product lines include: tires batteries; new and remanufactured parts for domestic and import vehicles; chemicals and maintenance items; fashion, electronic, and performance accessories; and a limited amount of select non-automotive merchandise. In addition to offering various high quality name brand products, the Company sells an array of high quality products under various private label names. The Company sells tires under the names DEFINITY, FUTURA and CORNELL, and batteries under the name PROSTART. It also sells wheel covers under the name FUTURA; air filters, anti-freeze, chemicals, cv axles, hub assemblies, lubricants, oil, oil filters, oil treatments, transmission fluids, custom wheels and wiper blades under the name PROLINE; alternators, battery booster packs, alkaline type batteries and starters under the name PROSTART; power steering hoses, chassis parts and power steering pumps under the name PROSTEER; brakes under the name PROSTOP and brakes, batteries, starters, ignitions and chassis under the name VALUEGRADE. The Company's commercial automotive parts delivery program, branded PEP EXPRESS PARTS, is designed to increase the Company's market share with the professional installer and to leverage its inventory investment. The program satisfies the commercial customer's automotive inventory needs by taking advantage of the breadth and quality of the Company's parts inventory as well as its experience supplying its own service bays and mechanics. The Company has a point-of-sale system in all of its stores, which gathers sales and inventory data by stock-keeping unit from each store on a daily basis. It has an electronic parts catalog that allows its associates to efficiently look up the parts that its customers need and to provide complete job solutions, advice and information for customers' vehicles. It has an electronic work order system in all service centers. Its competitors include general, full range and discount department stores and online retailers which carry automotive parts and accessories and/or have automotive service centers, as well as specialized automotive retailers. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and governmental regulations.