WINN-DIXIE SALES, EARNINGS UP SLIGHTLY IN FIRST QUARTER

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here reported slight gains in net earnings and sales for the first quarter ended Sept. 18.ile average-store sales were up 1.5%, the chain said.Net income in the quarter climbed 2.5% to $47 million from $45.9 million in the prior-year period, with earnings per share remaining virtually flat. Operating income increased 1.4% to $51.6 million from $50.9 million

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here reported slight gains in net earnings and sales for the first quarter ended Sept. 18.

ile average-store sales were up 1.5%, the chain said.

Net income in the quarter climbed 2.5% to $47 million from $45.9 million in the prior-year period, with earnings per share remaining virtually flat. Operating income increased 1.4% to $51.6 million from $50.9 million a year before.

James Kufeldt, Winn-Dixie's president, said he was dis

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