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  • BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. reported that same-store sales were up just 0.5 percent for September, and that it will close stores in both Ohio and Florida that have proven to be unprofitable. The company also has cut its earnings outlook for the remainder of the year because of what it called economic uncertainty and waning customer confidence.

  • Sainsbury reported that its 476 UK supermarkets had sales growth of 2.4 percent for the 16 weeks ending on October 12. Same-store sales were up 2.7 percent, which did reflect a slowdown from the previous quarter.

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