BOSTON -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Natick, Mass., intensified its effort to compete more aggressively with conventional supermarkets last week with the introduction of self-supplied produce at 26 stores in the Southeast. The company's goal is to transition all clubs to the self-distribution produce program by the end of the year, Michael T. Wedge, president and chief executive officer, told attendees at the CIBC World Markets Consumer Growth Conference here last week. "This is a significant ...

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