BJ’s Wholesale Club

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BJ’s Wholesale Club has entered a partnership with Simbe to roll out the solution provider’s automated business intelligence robot, Tally, to all 237 stores. The retailer plans to utilize the AI-powered solution to provide greater visibility into club conditions and drive deeper business insights. Tally autonomously roams club aisles multiple times per day, leveraging its […]
  1. Channel: Club
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs, announced today that it is adding five clubs to its growing portfolio across the United States. The expansion includes plans for a new club in Madison, Alabama, increasing BJ’s retail footprint to 20 states. BJ’s will also open clubs in Mt. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2022-2023 is out, reporting that “while overall customer satisfaction with the Retail Trade sector slips 0.5% to a score of 74.7 (out of 100),” significant ground has been gained by a number of retailers, especially those with a specialty focus. Some excerpts: •  “Customer […]
  1. Department: Food
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—BJ’s Wholesale Club announced today that it will continue its expansion of new club locations in the upcoming months, including opening its very first club in Tennessee, in La Vergne, in the first half of this year. BJ’ also plans to open clubs in Davenport, Fla., and McDonough, Ga., later this month. “Our club […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Retailer Media
Microsoft is gearing up to take a bigger piece of the growing retail media pie with the debut of a suite of new capabilities through its PromoteIQ marketing platform, which the company acquired in 2019. Among the new offerings are the debut of the Microsoft Retail Advertising Network, which will allow retailers to pull from […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has introduced Package Pickup, allowing consumers across the country to have the service deliver up to five return items per trip to UPS, FedEx or the USPS. DoorDash will charge a flat fee of $5 ($3 for DashPass members), and shoppers will get their first package pickup for free during January 2023, traditionally a […]
  1. Data & Insights
The Earnest Analytics Spend Index (EASI) fell below year ago levels in November, as both in-store and online sales decelerated meaningfully. Fashion Resale and Active & Athleisure stood out among Apparel & Accessories, growing low single digits headed into the holiday season. Gyms and Workout continue to recover from the pandemic, while Home Fitness declined […]
  1. Retailer Media
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced that it is launching a proprietary retail media network, BJ’s Media Edge, which it says is designed to offer brands “a comprehensive advertising solution to connect with BJ’s members.” BJ’s says that it “recognizes that retail media is increasingly critical within the modern marketing mix and is committed to a future […]
  1. Retailer Media
BJ’s Wholesale Club has become the latest retailer to launch a media network, offering brands a comprehensive advertising solution to connect with its members. The new program, called BJ’s Media Edge, is being launched in partnership with Microsoft’s PromoteIQ solution. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft and offer brand partners a highly effective, omnichannel approach […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Sephora shoppers will now be able to get the retailer’s beauty products delivered to them in under an hour, on average, thanks to a new partnership with DoorDash. Items will be fulfilled from Sephora’s 500+ U.S. stores. Customers can use either the DoorDash app or website, and members of the Sephora Beauty Insider loyalty program […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply has added on-demand delivery from nearly 2,000 of its stores across the country in a partnership with DoorDash. Customers using the DoorDash marketplace can now get Tractor Supply offerings in categories including farm and ranch, home improvement and lawn and garden delivered to them. All participating Tractor Supply stores will […]
  1. Department: Food
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.  — BJ’s Wholesale Club plans to open its newest club on Friday in Greenburgh, N.Y., bringing its total to 232 U.S. clubs. “Our team can’t wait to open our doors on Friday and welcome both new and existing members into our brand-new club,” said Jorge Cedeno, Club Manager of the Greenburgh BJ’s Wholesale […]
  1. Department & Category
[This is a preview of our full case study—download here: Measuring the Impact of Falling Gas Prices on Warehouse Clubs with Spending Data]. As inflation picked up beginning in March 2022, shoppers looked to bundle trips and find the lowest prices. As a result, the number of shoppers filling up their tanks at both Costco […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Market Basket is rated the top U.S. grocer in terms of gaining customers as consumer prices rise, according to a special edition of the Retailer Preference Index (RPI) from dunnhumby, a provider of customer data and analysis. Market Basket topped all 69 retailers in the Inflation RPI rankings, ahead of household […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Same-store sales at BJ’s Wholesale Club, excluding fuel, rose 7.6 percent in the second quarter. BJ’s CEO Bob Eddy said that customer traffic increased during the quarter helping the chain pick up market share. “Our business model is designed to work well in the current consumer environment where value is king and we believe we […]
  1. Corporate Finance
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. today said strong membership gains drove increased sales and profits in its 2022 fiscal first quarter. BJ’s reported membership-fee income of $96.6 million, an increase of nearly 12% from the previous year. Comparable club sales were up 4.1%. When gasoline sales are included, BJ’s comps were up […]
  1. Stores & Formats
BJ’s Wholesale Club posted a 4.1 percent gain in same-club sales, excluding gasoline, during the first quarter. The chain’s earnings per share came in at 82 cents, up 39 percent from the same period last year. “Our performance in the first quarter was strong, as gains in member traffic underscored the value we provide. Our […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The nation’s largest retailers have been holding strong against supply chain challenges, high fuel costs and inflation, but their combined ongoing impact is finally starting to weigh on their performance. Both Walmart and Target reported weak single-digit sales growth in their latest quarters, and while continued home improvement interest elevated The Home Depot to record […]
  1. Merchandising
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & LADY LAKE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, announced today that its newest club in Lady Lake, FL. will open on Friday, May 13, 2022. The opening will bring the retailer’s total number of U.S. locations to 229. The new […]
  1. Corporate Finance
From the Buffalo News: “Four years after emerging from bankruptcy, Tops Markets is staging a comeback. “Tops is spending $120 million over four years to update many of its stores in the Buffalo market, where the Amherst-based grocer originated 60 years ago. “It’s a sign of better times for the once debt-strapped company that for […]
  1. Channel: Club
Walmart filed a suit last month claiming that BJ’s Wholesale Club infringed on a patent it holds for the Sam’s Club Scan & Go self-checkout app. BJ’s is asking a court to dismiss the suit claiming that Walmart has failed to identify what is unique about the Sam’s app in a market where many other […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
BJ’s Wholesale Club is testing out a smaller store format called BJ’s market. The first 43,000-square-foot concept store opened in Warwick, R.I. and will feature top-selling fresh foods, produce and seasonal products in what is designed to be a more convenient and efficient shopping space. BJ’s market will offer the same product sizes and pricing […]

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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]