BJ's Expects Comp Gains of 5%-7%

BJ's Wholesale Club is anticipating comparable-store sales increases of 5%-7% this year — after gains of 6.4% in 2008 — with groceries and perishables leading the way, Laura J. Sen, president and chief operating officer, said yesterday in a conference call discussing results for the recently ended fiscal year.

NATICK, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club here is anticipating comparable-store sales increases of 5%-7% this year — after gains of 6.4% in 2008 — with groceries and perishables leading the way, Laura J. Sen, president and chief operating officer, said yesterday in a conference call discussing results for the recently ended fiscal year.

“That guidance reflects the fact we still have plenty of merchandising and operational opportunities available that can generate sales growth,” she s

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