LOS ANGELES — Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, based here, could launch a hostile takeover bid for BJ's Wholesale Club if the chain doesn't put itself up for sale in the next few weeks, according to a report in the New York Post Wednesday. As previously reported, Leonard Green — which also has a stake in Whole Foods Market — disclosed in July that it had acquired a 9.5% stake in BJ's and would discuss a "going-private" transaction with the retailer. Last month reports said ...

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