WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club here said Thursday that customers stocking up in preparation for Hurricane Irene contributed 2.5% to 3% to the company's comparable-store sales gains for August. Total sales for the month were up 14.9%, to $901.6 million, compared to August of 2010, and comp-store gains increased 7.9%, excluding gas. Traffic at the retailer, whose stores are concentrated along the East Coast where the hurricane struck, was up about 5%, and ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.