WINN-DIXIE: PROFITS UP, UNPROFITABLE SALES DOWN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here said last week eliminating unprofitable departments and items enabled the company to boost profits despite flat overall sales and declining same and comparable-store sales in the quarter and 28 weeks ended Jan. 9.Sales for the 16-week second quarter were $4 billion and year-to-date sales were $6.9 billion, both up less than 1% from the comparable periods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here said last week eliminating unprofitable departments and items enabled the company to boost profits despite flat overall sales and declining same and comparable-store sales in the quarter and 28 weeks ended Jan. 9.

Sales for the 16-week second quarter were $4 billion and year-to-date sales were $6.9 billion, both up less than 1% from the comparable periods last year.

Same-store sales declined 4.5% for the quarter and 4.9% year-to-dat

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