BJ’s Wholesale Club will open its first location in Indiana on Friday, bringing the Westborough, Massachusetts-based club’s count to 231 stores across 18 states.
The 104,458-square-foot club will be located at 13210 Tegler Drive, in Noblesville, Indiana, a northern suburb of Indianapolis.
“We can’t wait to open Indiana’s first BJ’s Wholesale Club and bring all of the incredible savings and offerings to the residents of Noblesville,” said Nazim Khan, Noblesville club manager, in a statement. “We have an outstanding team here at BJ’s and are excited to welcome new members to the club.”
BJ's grocery business remains a top growth driver, chain executives said during last month's earnings call. The retailer saw total same-store club sales increase by 19.8% year over year, as revenue increased 24% to $5.1 billion for the quarter that ended July 30.
The new location, which will have a BJ’s gas station, features fresh foods and produce, a full-service deli, household essentials, pet supplies and the retailer’s signature "treasure-hunt experience" for BJ’s members. Curbside pickup, ExpressPay and same-day delivery will also be available, BJ’s said in a statement.
For a limited time, the club is offering a founding member offer for local shoppers interested in joining the club through Thursday. Local shoppers can sign up for a one-year BJ’s Inner Circle membership for $55. BJ’s said it is also offering local shoppers a one-year BJ’s Perks Rewards membership with BJ’s Easy Renewal for $110.
BJ's Charitable Foundation has donated to the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis’ Fishers branch and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to support the local community. In support of the YMCA, BJ’s said a donation will go towards the organization’s fall youth soccer and baseball leagues.
“We’re grateful for community partners like BJ’s that help make it possible for over 2,100 families in our community to participate in these transformational experiences,” said Jennie Broady, YMCA executive director in Fishers, Indiana, in a statement.
BJ’s said the food bank donation is part of BJ’s Feeding Communities program, a food rescue partnership where the company donates unsold perishable food to Feeding America member food banks in its footprint, helping to get food onto the plates of families.
“To date, BJ’s has donated more than 120 million pounds of food, including meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding America member food banks,” the company said in a statement.