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• BJ's Wholesale Club said that its first quarter profit was up 26 percent to $17.2 million, from $13.7 million during the same period a year ago. Net sales, which exclude membership fee revenue, rose 12.3 percent to $2.26 billion, with same-store sales that were up 9.6 percent. Membership fees and other revenue rose to $47.5 million from $46.9 million.

• Longs Drug Stores said that its first quarter profit was $23.6 million, up from $13 million during the same period a year ago. Q1 sales were $1.4 billion, up from $1.3 billion a year ago.
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