WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club here Wednesday reported quarterly sales that were higher than expected as consumers worried about rising gas prices made more trips and bought more food at BJ’s during the 13-week first quarter ended April 30. Sales of perishable foods were particularly high, and revenue from increased membership fees also contributed to what Laura Sen, BJ’s chief executive officer, called a “great start” to its 2012 fiscal year. Overall sales increased 10% to $2.8 ...
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