NATICK, Mass. -- BJ's Wholesale Club here last week said it completed the rollout of direct purchasing for produce three months ahead of its original plan. ew system had enabled the company to lower prices by 12%. "Today, our members can find higher quality and better value in this department than they could a year ago," he said. The company said comparable-store food sales were up about 10% in the third quarter, while general merchandise comps were flat. Overall comparable-store sales ...

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