WINN-DIXIE SALES, NET RISE IN THIRD QUARTER

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie here said sales and earnings increased for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended April 5, despite the fact that Easter fell in the fourth quarter this year vs. the third quarter last year. Sales for the 12-week period were $2.8 billion, a 4.7% increase over the same quarter last year. Sales for 40 weeks were $8.9 billion, up 4.8% over the previous year.Same store sales

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie here said sales and earnings increased for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended April 5, despite the fact that Easter fell in the fourth quarter this year vs. the third quarter last year. Sales for the 12-week period were $2.8 billion, a 4.7% increase over the same quarter last year. Sales for 40 weeks were $8.9 billion, up 4.8% over the previous year.

Same store sales increased 1.7% for the quarter and 2.6% for the year-to-date.

Net earnings

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