BJ's Selects PriceAdvantage by Skyline

Implements fuel pricing management solution at 107 gas sites

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. has chosen PriceAdvantage to support fuel pricing for its 107 BJ's Gas sites. All sites have completed the implementation of PriceAdvantage, the firm--a division of Skyline Products--said, adding that initial results show that the solution saves BJ's approximately three to four hours per day in time management as well as preventing costly pricing errors.

"We are thrilled to be using PriceAdvantage as it has truly taken us from a manual system to an automated process with full control from headquarters," said Scott Margherio, vice president and  manager of fuel and automotive operations of BJ's Wholesale Club. "We used to spend a good part of the morning collecting surveys, inputting data into a spreadsheet and then submitting prices to the clubs. Now we are able to make price changes in under an hour, instantly receiving a confirmation that it has been completed, correctly."

Aaron McHugh, head of PriceAdvantage division, said, "In today's competitive market, it is essential to have the right processes in place in order for a retailer to successfully manage fuel pricing with ever changing market conditions. BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to being a leader in their markets, and we're proud that PriceAdvantage is part of their success."

PriceAdvantage is a specialized retail fuel pricing solution for the convenience store industry, designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a retailer's pricing process. PriceAdvantage provides automation for the entire fuel pricing process, from collection of competitive surveys, to efficient and detailed analysis for best price determination, to rapid speed-to-the-street price change execution. It offers the ability to change prices immediately at the point of sale, fuel pumps and electronic price signs from the centralized headquarters location with one click.

Based in Westborough, Mass., BJ's Wholesale Club is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. It operates 192 clubs and 107 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Skyline Products is the leading developer, manufacturer and provider of fuel pricing and central control software, electronic price displays and dynamic message signs to the fuels, transportation and government vertical segments in North America. The PriceAdvantage division allows fuel retailers to collect competitive data, determine optimized fuel pricing and automate price changes at the POS, fuel pump and electronic price signs, creating a streamlined closed-loop fuel pricing process.