BJ’s Wholesale Club, a Massachusetts-based company that operates 216 clubs and 136 gas stations in 16 states, is expanding to Michigan with locations in Madison Heights and Taylor. Both are expected to open next year.
“BJ’s is known for helping hard-working families save money, and metro Detroit is a great fit for our clubs,” says Christopher J. Baldwin, chairman and CEO. “Our expansion into this market is the result of our new, data-driven model for opening clubs, and we see significant potential in the region. We’re ready to serve eastern Michigan families and bring great career opportunities to the area.”
Baldwin says BJ’s is searching for sites for additional stores in metro Detroit. The Madison Heights location will be at 29101 John R. Road and the Taylor location will be at the intersection of Eureka Road and Racho Road.
The new clubs will feature groceries, prepared food, services such as buying online and picking up in-club, and digital coupons. The two clubs are expected to bring 300 new jobs for the stores and up to 1,000 construction jobs.
BJ’s expects to save families up to 25 percent compared to grocery store prices. The clubs in the two cities will also include a gas station.
Baldwin says the company donates unsold food on a daily basis to local Feeding American member food banks. BJ’s Feeding Communities program has donated more than 56 million meals.