Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2012 - (Page 24)

Upfront BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB East Coast Swing BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a variety of products to its club members throughout 15 eastern states, but says it’s the value it gives them that truly makes it a success. When it comes to today’s retail sector, companies such as BJ’s Wholesale Club must find ways to stand out from the competition. As Jack Bielat tells it, as the state of the economy continues to put a damper on consumer spending, the main factor buyers take into consideration is the value they get for their dollars, including the beverage categories. “Everyone sells the same products,” says Bielat, who serves as vice president of grocery merchandising for BJ’s Wholesale Club. “For BJ’s, it’s all about value. So, we continuously collaborate with our vendor partners to adjust sizes and pack configurations when necessary in order to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and preserve the value for our members. In doing so, we keep our members 24 September/October 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2012

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2012
Brand Licensing Europe
Showrooming Mushrooming
Pinch the Grinch
Category Insight
Upfront: BJ's Wholesale
Mind Candy
Outfit 7
Halfbrick Studios
Redasign Studio
Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Brentwood Licensing
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Chestnut Petroleum Distributors Inc.
The Hartley Co.
Mollie Stone’s Markets
Regal Oil
80Purple Cow Stores
Ocean State Job Lot
Staples Canada
Brookshire Grocery Co.
Wally’s Food Pride
Jewelry Television
Skin Science Labs Inc.
Great Clips
New & Noteable

Retail Merchandiser - September/October 2012