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By Natalie Sherman | June 9, 2014
A new BJ's Wholesale Club could open in Southeast Baltimore by the end of next year, said a development firm that has been working to make the area a shopping destination. Officials at Chesapeake Real Estate Group, who are partners in the Canton Crossing shops, said the company has an agreement with BJ's to locate on a 6.58-acre site on O'Donnell Street, formerly occupied by the New Jersey-based specialty paint company Complimentary Coatings Corp., which last year announced plans to close.
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By Natalie Sherman | June 9, 2014
A new BJ's Wholesale Club could open in Southeast Baltimore by the end of next year, said a development firm that has been working to make the area a shopping destination. Officials at Chesapeake Real Estate Group, who are partners in the Canton Crossing shops, said the company has an agreement with BJ's to locate on a 6.58-acre site on O'Donnell Street, formerly occupied by the New Jersey-based specialty paint company Complimentary Coatings Corp., which last year announced plans to close.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | June 5, 2006
Some years ago, my wife and I came to the realization we weren't buying enough stuff we didn't need, so we joined Sam's Club. Now through the magic of wholesale club shopping, we pay twice as much for groceries, toiletries and incidentals as we used to -- mainly because of all the other things we pick up while we're there. The thing about Sam's Club -- and B.J.'s and Costco are the same -- is this: Go there for bread and milk and you might come home with an ottoman, too. Go for a tin of coffee and a bag of oranges and you could come back with a pup tent.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 30, 2013
You're heading out the door for that monthly (or weekly) trip to Costco or BJ's Wholesale Club and a chance for some big savings.  Not so fast. A report from dealnews.com says warehouse clubs have a knack for getting customers to spend more than they intended to spend. So besides bringing along your membership card, arm yourself with some of the money-saving tips from the dealnews report -- "7 Ways Warehouse Clubs Make You Spend More Money. " Here's one: Because low prices make shoppers feel like they're getting a good deal, they tend to buy more than they need.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | July 8, 1993
Crab-flavored potato chips and kosher foods may not have much in common, gastronomically speaking. But in the frenzied world of warehouse-style retailing, the two items are inextricably linked, at least in the Baltimore-area market.You'll find both in bulk at the 116,000-square-foot BJ's Wholesale Club store in Columbia, which opened June 27."It's called knowing your market," says Herbert J. Zarkin, chief executive officer for Waban Inc., the Natick, Mass.-based company which owns BJ's.Before selecting what to stock in the massive 6,000-item inventory of the new store, the members-only chain studied in detail the demographics and taste nuances of area residents.
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By Marshall Loeb and Marshall Loeb,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 3, 2005
Membership programs can offer a variety of benefits, from personal enjoyment to discounts on merchandise. But sometimes the cost of joining a club can overshadow the financial benefits. Real Simple magazine has put together a list of major types of clubs, along with some benefits of joining. Wholesale clubs While buying items in bulk might not be the best option for people living in small spaces, it does cut the cost of household items. If you have the space and are looking for a bargain on large supplies of just about everything - groceries, underwear, tires, electronics and more - joining a wholesale club such as BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco or Sam's Club might be right for you. Membership fees range from $35 to $45 a year.
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By Lorraine Mirabella | May 22, 2013
Gas won't get any cheaper than this. BJ's Wholesale Club will sell regular unleaded fuel for $2.50 a gallon starting at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at its White Marsh store gas station.  The discounter is tying the promotion to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, at a time when gas prices have climbed 4 cents a gallon in a month, GasBuddy.com says. As of Tuesday, regular gas in Maryland averaged $3.50 a gallon, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Memorial Day weekend is typically a time to hit the road.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 30, 2013
You're heading out the door for that monthly (or weekly) trip to Costco or BJ's Wholesale Club and a chance for some big savings.  Not so fast. A report from dealnews.com says warehouse clubs have a knack for getting customers to spend more than they intended to spend. So besides bringing along your membership card, arm yourself with some of the money-saving tips from the dealnews report -- "7 Ways Warehouse Clubs Make You Spend More Money. " Here's one: Because low prices make shoppers feel like they're getting a good deal, they tend to buy more than they need.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Wholesale clubs have gone from warehouse to doghouse.Once hailed for their merchandising muscle, the sprawling members-only stores have staggered through several months of flabby sales. Stock prices in the major wholesale club companies have plummeted, and analysts have vied to see who can cut earnings estimates fastest and deepest.Skeptics see the slide as an indication the concept was overrated from the start. They note that a counterattack by the nation's grocers has slowed the clubs' drive for food sales.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2001
Isis Perkins drives her Lexus to the new Sam's Club gas station in Catonsville a few times a week and waits in a long line to fill up on premium gasoline at a price that she can't find anywhere else. She used to pay about $33 to fill her car's tank -- but that changed when Sam's Club opened at the end of June. At $1.40 a gallon for members, Perkins pulled up to the premium gas pump and paid only $21 this week. "Where else can you go and do this?" said Perkins, of Randallstown. "Am I not going to come here?"
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella | May 22, 2013
Gas won't get any cheaper than this. BJ's Wholesale Club will sell regular unleaded fuel for $2.50 a gallon starting at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at its White Marsh store gas station.  The discounter is tying the promotion to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, at a time when gas prices have climbed 4 cents a gallon in a month, GasBuddy.com says. As of Tuesday, regular gas in Maryland averaged $3.50 a gallon, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Memorial Day weekend is typically a time to hit the road.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | June 5, 2006
Some years ago, my wife and I came to the realization we weren't buying enough stuff we didn't need, so we joined Sam's Club. Now through the magic of wholesale club shopping, we pay twice as much for groceries, toiletries and incidentals as we used to -- mainly because of all the other things we pick up while we're there. The thing about Sam's Club -- and B.J.'s and Costco are the same -- is this: Go there for bread and milk and you might come home with an ottoman, too. Go for a tin of coffee and a bag of oranges and you could come back with a pup tent.
BUSINESS
By Marshall Loeb and Marshall Loeb,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 3, 2005
Membership programs can offer a variety of benefits, from personal enjoyment to discounts on merchandise. But sometimes the cost of joining a club can overshadow the financial benefits. Real Simple magazine has put together a list of major types of clubs, along with some benefits of joining. Wholesale clubs While buying items in bulk might not be the best option for people living in small spaces, it does cut the cost of household items. If you have the space and are looking for a bargain on large supplies of just about everything - groceries, underwear, tires, electronics and more - joining a wholesale club such as BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco or Sam's Club might be right for you. Membership fees range from $35 to $45 a year.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 18, 2004
NATICK, Mass. - BJ's Wholesale Club Inc., the third-largest U.S. warehouse-club chain, said second-quarter profit rose 27 percent as higher gasoline and fresh food sales more than offset the establishment of a reserve to pay claims related to the theft of customer credit information. Net income in the quarter that ended July 31 rose to $28 million, or 40 cents a share, from $22 million, or 32 cents, for the second quarter last year, the company said. Per-share earnings exceeded the 37 cent average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2004
Several credit-card companies, financial institutions and BJ's Wholesale Club continued to warn consumers this week that a possible security breach of the Massachusetts retailer's computer system may have resulted in credit-card information theft. It is believed that a small fraction of BJ's 8 million members - possibly hundreds of people - were affected by the database breach. In a letter to its customers this week, M&T Bank Corp. said it did not receive the name of the retailer, but was told by Visa USA that some fraudulent transactions believed to be associated with the incident had been reported in the United States, Europe and the Asian Pacific region.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2001
Isis Perkins drives her Lexus to the new Sam's Club gas station in Catonsville a few times a week and waits in a long line to fill up on premium gasoline at a price that she can't find anywhere else. She used to pay about $33 to fill her car's tank -- but that changed when Sam's Club opened at the end of June. At $1.40 a gallon for members, Perkins pulled up to the premium gas pump and paid only $21 this week. "Where else can you go and do this?" said Perkins, of Randallstown. "Am I not going to come here?"
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
The message from BJ's Wholesale Club was clear: The county's newest warehouse shopping club wants to clobber the competition.During a mock boxing match at yesterday's opening in Pasadena, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound store manager, representing BJ's, landed a knock-out punch on his opponent, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound employee representing the Price Club, Sam's Club, Leedmark and Wal-Mart.The fight was all in jest, but its message was applauded by dozens of workers, who cheered, waved red balloons and chanted "BJ's, BJ's."
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | August 10, 1992
County consumers will get a third option in warehouse club shopping in November, when BJ's Wholesale Club comes to Pasadena.Officials from the fast-growing Natick, Mass., chain had been negotiating with Festival at Pasadena owners since spring and have signed a lease, said Susan Grieb, BJ's spokeswoman.BJ's will revitalize a shopping center that has suffered vacancies and slow business since losing its anchor, Channel Home Center, more than a year ago, a Festival manager said."This will do a lot because [BJ's]
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | July 8, 1993
Crab-flavored potato chips and kosher foods may not have much in common, gastronomically speaking. But in the frenzied world of warehouse-style retailing, the two items are inextricably linked, at least in the Baltimore-area market.You'll find both in bulk at the 116,000-square-foot BJ's Wholesale Club store in Columbia, which opened June 27."It's called knowing your market," says Herbert J. Zarkin, chief executive officer for Waban Inc., the Natick, Mass.-based company which owns BJ's.Before selecting what to stock in the massive 6,000-item inventory of the new store, the members-only chain studied in detail the demographics and taste nuances of area residents.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Wholesale clubs have gone from warehouse to doghouse.Once hailed for their merchandising muscle, the sprawling members-only stores have staggered through several months of flabby sales. Stock prices in the major wholesale club companies have plummeted, and analysts have vied to see who can cut earnings estimates fastest and deepest.Skeptics see the slide as an indication the concept was overrated from the start. They note that a counterattack by the nation's grocers has slowed the clubs' drive for food sales.
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