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  • BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. posted a 14 percent jump in third quarter profit, to $23.2 million, up from $20.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Third quarter sales rose to $1.76 billion from $1.6 billion a year ago, and same-store sales were up 6.1 percent.

    For the first nine months of the year, the company reported net income of $67.4 million, compared with $54.9 million last year. Nine-month sales rose 11.5 percent to $5.2 billion.

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