BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE:BJ) is a warehouse club operator in the eastern United States.
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The wholesale club market is fiercely competitive and margins are thin. BJ's main competition is Sam's Club and Costco Wholesale (COST). Costco has taken away market share from Sam's Club by opening new clubs throughout the Midwest and the South over the past years, which was previously dominated by Sam's Club. BJ's, a smaller retail warehouse chain, also competes with Costco and Sam's Club.