"Exclusive membership" has never been as common as it is at BJ's Wholesale Club. The firm is the nation's #3 membership warehouse club (far behind leaders Costco and SAM'S CLUB) and #1 in New England, with more than nine million members and more than 205 locations in 15 US states, mostly along the Eastern Seaboard. Food, including canned, fresh, and frozen items, accounts for about 75% of sales at BJ's. The remainder comes from general merchandise, including apparel, housewares, office equipment, small appliances, and gas. BJ's targets individual retail customers rather than small businesses. BJ's is owned by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.