CONSUMABLES DRIVE BJ'S SALES GROWTH

NATICK, Mass. -- Continued performance of food and consumables drove same-store sales increases at BJ's Wholesale Club during its fiscal first quarter, the retailer based here said.BJ's reported comparable-store gains of 5.8% for the quarter ended April 30, with the fresh produce category gaining 25% on a comp basis, Michael Wedge, BJ's president, chief executive officer and director, said last week

NATICK, Mass. -- Continued performance of food and consumables drove same-store sales increases at BJ's Wholesale Club during its fiscal first quarter, the retailer based here said.

BJ's reported comparable-store gains of 5.8% for the quarter ended April 30, with the fresh produce category gaining 25% on a comp basis, Michael Wedge, BJ's president, chief executive officer and director, said last week during an earnings conference call.

The retailer's focus on food is set to co

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