SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — BJ’s Wholesale Club marked its expansion into South Carolina with the grand opening of its Summerville store earlier this month. The foray into South Carolina enlarges the company’s footprint to 215 clubs in 16 states.
The Summerville Club is located in Summerville’s primary retail corridor.
The new club in Summerville could save area shoppers more than $40 million a year in the aggregate, according to consumer surveys on household spending from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new club also features a BJ’s gas station, offering club members even more savings — the company says its gas prices are among the lowest around.
“We’re thrilled at the excitement over our newest club and for the warm welcome BJ’s has received in Summerville,” said Dawn Albright, general manager of the Summerville BJ’s. “We look forward to bringing our assortment of fresh food, unbeatable value and smart savings to South Carolina.”
BJ’s has announced that it is continuing its expansion plans with the opening of a new club in Hanover Township, N.J., scheduled for summer 2018.
BJ’s brings a number of benefits to the community, the company says, such as beating grocery store prices and saving families up to 25% on national brands, with fresh food — produce, dairy, meat and deli — offering the biggest advantage for club members.
The company also claims to be the only major wholesale club that accepts all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families further opportunities to save. Through its exclusive brands, Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms, BJ’s provides further savings. BJ’s is also the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli with premium meat and cheese offerings, according to the company.
Members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s tech advisors and the club’s Pick Up & Pay program, which allows shoppers to stock up by reserving their items online and then picking them up in-club.