Food, Economy Driving Sales Gains for BJ’s

The economic slowdown is continuing to provide a lift to BJ’s Wholesale Club, which on Thursday reported robust sales figures in August and predicted more of the same.

NEW YORK — The economic slowdown is continuing to provide a lift to BJ’s Wholesale Club, which on Thursday reported robust sales figures in August and predicted more of the same. “We think we’re doing a lot of things right,” Herb Zarkin, chief executive officer of the Natick, Mass.-based retailer, said in remarks at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference here yesterday. “We’ve improved club operations. Our merchandising has never been better, with a significantly improved produce depar

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