BJ’s first club in Pittsburgh area will feature a vast selection of fresh foods and produce, a full-service deli, household essentials, pet supplies and various exclusive offerings.
Traditionally known as a leading membership warehouse club in the eastern part of the United States, BJ’s Wholesale Club continues to push westward with an entry into the Pittsburgh area. The new club will open in South Fayette Township, Pa., on Dec. 10.
The company’s first club in the Pittsburgh market will bring the retailer’s total number of U.S. locations to 223, with 18 of those being in the state of Pennsylvania. Another Pittsburgh location “will be opening in the near future” in Ross Township, according to the company’s website.
The competition in the Pittsburgh market is heating up with BJ’s arrival. Costco currently has three clubs in the area, while Sam’s Club has two clubs in Pittsburgh, with an additional five in the surrounding area.
The new BJ's club is located at 4000 Victoria Street in Bridgeville. It will feature a vast selection of fresh food and produce, a full-service deli, household essentials, pet supplies, and various exclusive offerings. The store will also provide an assortment of seasonal items, home décor, fashion for the family, toys, hot tech, and a selection of local products. BJ’s members can choose from shopping options like curbside pickup, pick up in-club, same-day delivery, delivery from BJs.com, and shopping in-club.
“We’re excited to open our very first club in the Pittsburgh market, expanding our footprint in Pennsylvania, and to bring BJ’s outstanding offerings to South Fayette and the surrounding community,” said Malika Harris, club manager of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Bridgeville. “We are excited for our doors to open and serve our members and community, especially during the busy holiday season.”
The latest club opening follows BJ’s newest fueling facility, which opened in South Fayette, Pa., on Dec. 2. The South Fayette BJ’s Gas location is BJ’s 153rd gas station, and includes 12 fueling positions, offering regular, premium and diesel fuels.
Meanwhile, BJ’s recently reported a blockbuster quarter by growing sales, revenue, profit, membership size, own-brands penetration and its digital business. For the third quarter ended Oct. 30, BJ’s reported an adjusted 91 cents in earnings per share and $4.26 billion in revenue. Total same-store sales increased by 13.1%, reflecting a two-year stacked comp of 27.2%. Comps excluding gasoline sales increased by 5.7%, reflecting a two-year stacked comp of 24.2%.
The company has plans for a handful of new club openings in January for Port Charlotte, Fla.; Lansing, Mich.; and on New York’s Long Island, with an additional 10 more new clubs on tap for 2022.