BJ’s Wholesale announces team member award recipients

BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced the recipients of its Team Member Awards at the its annual Team Member Conference held this month in Orlando, Fla. The awards are presented to team members who have shown exemplary achievement throughout the past year.

“It’s wonderful to be able to acknowledge those Team Members each year who have gone above and beyond and have truly embraced the mission and goals of the company,” said Laura Sen, CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. “These awards are a way to show our appreciation for all they’ve done for our Members and Clubs.”

The General Manager of the Year Award was presented to Paul Marcoccia of the Clermont, Fla., club. Marcoccia was recognized for the high standards he has set at his club, which was demonstrated by the club’s increase in sales.

The Merchant of the Year Award for General Merchandise was presented to Ryan Phillips. Phillips started with BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2007 and in the past year exceeded his sales plan and profit goals. His success came after he developed a clear strategy around his assortment, presentation and promotional execution for the areas of Lawn Care, Winter Supplies, Luggage and Juvenile.

The Merchant of the Year Award for Food was presented to Dominic Viglione and Gary Kosofsky. These two buyers, nicknamed “the dynamic duo” not only showed an impressive increase in sales, but also outstanding dedication and teamwork, according to the company.



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