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Company Overview of BJ's Wholesale Club Inc.

Company Overview

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. operates warehouse clubs and gas stations in the eastern United States. The company’s warehouse clubs provide electronics, computers, office supplies, home and seasonal products, organic foods and meat, sports equipment, toys, baby products, health and beauty supplies, and jewelry. It also sells products online. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts with distribution centers in Uxbridge, Massachusetts; Jacksonville, Florida; Rocky Hill, Connecticut; Elkton, Maryland; and Burlington, New Jersey. As of September 30, 2011, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. was taken private.

25 Research Drive

Westborough, MA 01581-5230

United States

Founded in 1996

24,800 Employees





Key Executives for BJ's Wholesale Club Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 40
Executive Vice President of Club Operations
Age: 48
Executive Vice President
Age: 53
Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Logistics
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. Key Developments

Glentel's Diamond Wireless, LLC Signs Multi-Store Deal with BJ's Wholesale Club Inc

GLENTEL Inc. announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Diamond Wireless, LLC (Diamond Wireless), an exclusive Verizon Wireless premium retailer, has entered into a multi-year wireless kiosk licensing agreement with BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. (BJ's). Effective August 1, 2013, Diamond Wireless will manage and operate the store-within-a-store kiosks at BJ's warehouses currently located in 12 states across the eastern and southern United States. Diamond Wireless will continue to provide the wireless communication devices, accessories, service and expertise that BJ's club members have come to expect. Smartphones and other wireless devices sold at the kiosks are activated exclusively through Verizon Wireless, which offers America's large 4G LTE network.

Empower Software Solutions Commences Full Rollout of EmpowerWFM at BJ's Wholesale Club

Empower Software Solutions, Inc. has announced that BJ's Wholesale Club has commenced its rollout of EmpowerWFM(TM), the company's workforce management solution, across BJ's 198 locations in 15 states. The decision to rollout to all clubs follows a successful pilot of the solution. In the pilot phase, BJ's leveraged all core modules of EmpowerWFM, including labor forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and time and attendance. All modules will be part of the full rollout. Designed for organizations with complex, enterprise-wide labor management requirements, EmpowerWFM, is used by several of the U.S. retailers and grocers.

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. Opens Club in Seekonk, Massachusetts

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. opened its newest Massachusetts location at 175 Highland Avenue in Seekonk. The 109,000 square-foot club offers significant savings on groceries and general merchandise including premium consumer electronics and brand-name appliances. Additionally the club will feature a fresh bakery, BJ's Cafe, deli, optical services, rotisserie chicken, Verizon Wireless Kiosk and tire center with propane. This fall, a BJ's gas station also will open. With a focus on serving individual consumers and families, the company places emphasis on satisfying consumer demands for value, selection, brands and convenience: Value and Savings- BJ's members can save more than 30% off supermarket prices on a market basket of items, including grocery store and stock-up sizes. In addition, the company's is the only warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons. Variety and Selection - with more than 7,000 products, BJ's features a large assortment of food and merchandise in the warehouse club industry. Quality and Brands - BJ's provides high-quality products and top selling national brands in every category as well as locally-grown produce, USDA 'choice' meats and expanding number of all-natural and certified organic foods. The Most Payment Options -- For added convenience, BJ's also offers the most payment options of any wholesale club. In addition to cash, checks and debit cards, members can use their Visa, BJ's Visa(R), MasterCard, American Express or Discover/NOVUS credit cards and EBT to make purchases. Convenience - BJ's is a one-stop shopping destination where Members can pick up everything they need -- all under one roof. Club design elements such as aisle markers and wider aisles allow Members to more easily navigate the Club while self -checkout and express lanes save Members time.

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