WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) today announced that the company is expanding to Eastern Michigan, opening two new clubs in 2019. The new clubs and gas stations, located in Madison Heights and Taylor, will enable Metro Detroit families to save about $500 a year on groceries.
BJ’s is a leading wholesale club on the East Coast, operating 216 clubs and 136 gas stations in 16 states. The company is known for its fresh food offerings – produce, meat, bakery and deli – and for helping working families save on their grocery bills.
The new clubs will feature an extensive selection of prepared foods and a wide range of convenient services, including buy online pick up in club and digital coupons. The two clubs will bring a significant investment in the area as well as approximately 300 new jobs. The project is also expected to support up to 1,000 construction jobs. BJ’s Wholesale Club is actively searching for sites for additional clubs in the Metro Detroit region.
“We’re thrilled to enter such a dynamic market and be a part of Michigan’s future,” said Christopher J. Baldwin, chairman and chief executive officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “BJ’s is known for helping hard-working families save money, and Metro Detroit is a great fit for our clubs. Our expansion into this market is the result of our new, data-driven model for opening clubs, and we see significant potential in the region. We’re ready to serve Eastern Michigan families and bring great career opportunities to the area.”
BJ’s two Michigan clubs are expected to open in 2019 and will save families up to 25 percent compared to grocery store prices*. Each club will feature a BJ's Gas® station, offering members even more savings.
BJ’s Wholesale Club offers members easier ways to shop whenever and however they want with convenient shopping options including BJs.com, the BJ’s app, digital coupons and Shop BJs.com – Pick Up in Club.
BJ’s is committed to nourishing communities and helping families thrive. Through the BJ’s Feeding Communities® program, both clubs will donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products on a daily basis to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to local Feeding America® member food banks. To date, the BJ’s Feeding Communities program has donated more than 56 million meals to families in our communities.
Shoppers can learn more about BJ's Wholesale Club by going to www.bjs.com.
*25% savings is based on Member pricing on a basket of 100 national brand household staples, on an unpromoted unit-price basis, when compared to four leading grocery chains in our trade areas. Learn more at www.bjs.com/25percentterms.
About BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs on the East Coast of the United States. The company currently operates 216 clubs and 136 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states.
The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BJ).