Form 8-K








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 3, 2006 (November 2, 2006)


BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)



Delaware   001-13143   04-3360747

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


One Mercer Road, Natick, Massachusetts   01760
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (508) 651-7400


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 2, 2006, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. announced its sales results for the fiscal month, quarter and nine months ended October 28, 2006. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In the attached press release, comparable club sales information is presented both for total sales, and for all sales excluding the impact of gasoline sales. Comparable club sales excluding the impact of gasoline sales may be deemed to be a non-GAAP measure. We believe this measure is useful to investors because it assists in their understanding of trends in the Company’s operations independent of fluctuations due to the impact of fuel price volatility on sales of gasoline. The Company’s management uses this measure along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure in evaluating the Company’s operating performance. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for or superior to financial information presented in compliance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures as reported by us may not be comparable to similarly titled items reported by other companies.

The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:


  99.1     Press Release issued by BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. on November 2, 2006.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 3, 2006   BJ’s WHOLESALE CLUB, INC.

/s/ Frank D. Forward


Frank D. Forward

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit No.  


99.1   Press release issued by BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. on November 2, 2006