BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. has named Christopher Baldwin president and chief operating officer, effective September 8. Baldwin will have responsibility for business operations including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations and will also join BJ’s board of directors.
Baldwin brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the retail and consumer products industries. Before joining BJ’s, he was most recently CEO of Hess Retail Corporation, an operator of over 1,300 fuel and convenience stores on the East Coast prior to its sale to Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Before joining Hess, Baldwin served in a variety of leadership roles including president of Snacks at Kraft Foods (Nabisco), president of North America at the Hershey Company, and several executive roles at Procter & Gamble.
“I am very excited to welcome Chris to the BJ’s team,” said Laura Sen, BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO. “Chris’ record of excellence in leading large and successful organizations in the retail and consumer sectors will help us to build upon BJ’s strong heritage of offering a distinctive shopping experience and deep value proposition.”
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. operates 208 warehouse clubs and 123 gas stations in 15 eastern states.