TIGHTENED CREDIT, LEASE LOSSES SPARKED FILING

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Pressure from product vendors, credit downgrades, poor holiday-season sales and a need to stem losses due to lease payments on dark stores sparked Winn-Dixie Stores to seek protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, according to court documents filed last week by the retailer here.In filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, Winn-Dixie said it had experienced

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Pressure from product vendors, credit downgrades, poor holiday-season sales and a need to stem losses due to lease payments on dark stores sparked Winn-Dixie Stores to seek protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, according to court documents filed last week by the retailer here.

In filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, Winn-Dixie said it had experienced a reduction in vendor and other credit of more than $130 million since announcin

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