WINN-DIXIE SALES UP, LOSSES CONTINUE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Initiatives to improve in-store service and merchandising at Winn-Dixie Stores here resulted in higher sales, but competitive openings and a lack of investment in the store base contributed to a $30 million loss during the fiscal third quarter, the company said.Winn-Dixie, operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, said sales for the 12-week quarter, which ended April 5,

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Initiatives to improve in-store service and merchandising at Winn-Dixie Stores here resulted in higher sales, but competitive openings and a lack of investment in the store base contributed to a $30 million loss during the fiscal third quarter, the company said.

Winn-Dixie, operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, said sales for the 12-week quarter, which ended April 5, increased 3.4% to $1.8 billion compared with the same period in 2005. Identical-store

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