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• BJ's Wholesale Club said that its April sales increased by 20.4 percent to $744.5 million from $618.5 million in April 2007. Same-store sales were up 17.8 percent.

For the first quarter of 2008, net sales increased by 12.3 percent to $2.26 billion from $2.01 billion for the first quarter of 2007, with same-store sales that were up 9.6 percent.

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