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The fierce battle for U.S. grocery sales claimed some more victims in 2005, as two of the nation's largest operators of traditional supermarkets - and a few smaller ones - said they had had enough.its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.But Winn-Dixie's asset sales turned out to be more like a bin full of discontinued items compared with the industry's biggest Labor Day sale ever, when Albertsons on

The fierce battle for U.S. grocery sales claimed some more victims in 2005, as two of the nation's largest operators of traditional supermarkets - and a few smaller ones - said they had had enough.

its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

But Winn-Dixie's asset sales turned out to be more like a bin full of discontinued items compared with the industry's biggest Labor Day sale ever, when Albertsons on Sept. 2 said it was putting itself on the auction block. Bids for the nation

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