What Does “BJ” in BJ’s Wholesale Club Stand For?

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The “BJ” in BJ’s Wholesale Club is the first name initials for Beverly Jean Weich. This retail chain was named after the daughter of the company’s founder, Mervyn Weich.

BJ’s Wholesale Club operates over 200 clubs in 15 states as of 2015. Its concept was first introduced in the northeastern United States in 1984. It has since expanded to other states throughout the country. BJs.com also offers many products that customers can find in stores. Members of BJ’s Wholesale Club enjoy deep discounts on household items, choice meats, organic and natural foods, and speciality items such as electronics and home goods.