WINN-DIXIE POSTS LOSS DESPITE SALES INCREASE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Identical-store sales at Winn-Dixie here were up in the weeks leading to the holiday season, but the retailer said last week that it continued operating at a loss.In a monthly operating report filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, the retailer reported sales of $613 million for the period of Nov. 17 to Dec. 14. Overall sales were up 4% as compared with the prior monthly report,

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Identical-store sales at Winn-Dixie here were up in the weeks leading to the holiday season, but the retailer said last week that it continued operating at a loss.

In a monthly operating report filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, the retailer reported sales of $613 million for the period of Nov. 17 to Dec. 14. Overall sales were up 4% as compared with the prior monthly report, and identical-store sales, as compared with the same period in 2004, were "positive,"

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