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• BJ’s Wholesale Club reports that its March sales increased 8.5 percent to $858.1 million, from $790.9 million during the same period a year ago. Same-store sales were up six percent for the year, including a 3.4 percent increase just from gasoline sales.

• Groupe Danone SA, the world's largest yogurt maker, reported a 19 percent gain in first- quarter revenue, to the equivalent of $5.8 billion.

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