BJ's Sees Groceries Driving 2009 Comp-Sales Gains

BJ's Wholesale Club is anticipating comparable-store sales increases of 5% to 7% this year following a gain of 6.4% in 2008 with groceries leading the way, Laura J. Sen, president and chief operating officer, said last week. That guidance reflects the fact we still have plenty of merchandising and operational opportunities available that can generate sales growth, she said. In the

NATICK, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club here is anticipating comparable-store sales increases of 5% to 7% this year — following a gain of 6.4% in 2008 — with groceries leading the way, Laura J. Sen, president and chief operating officer, said last week.

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