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BJ’s taps Baldwin as president, COO

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has named Christopher Baldwin president and chief operating officer, effective September 8.

He will be responsible for business operations, including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations and will also join the company’s board of directors.

“I am very excited to welcome Chris to the BJ’s team,” said chief executive officer Laura Sen. “Chris’ record of excellence in leading large and successful organizations in the retail and consumer sectors will help us to build upon BJ’s strong heritage of offering a distinctive shopping experience and deep value proposition to BJ’s millions of loyal members.”

Baldwin has more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the retail and consumer products industries. He most recently served as CEO of Hess Retail Corp., which, before it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp. last fall, operated more than 1,300 fuel and convenience stores on the East Coast. Before joining Hess, Baldwin held a variety of leadership roles, including president of snacks at Kraft Foods (Nabisco), president of North America at Hershey Co., and several executive roles at Procter and Gamble Co.

“I am privileged and excited to have the opportunity to join BJ’s terrific team,” Baldwin said. “BJ’s operates a unique and well-positioned model within the very exciting wholesale club retail channel. I look forward to working with BJ’s executives, team members, and its board of directors to help bring value to all our stakeholders.”


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