WINN-DIXIE'S THIRD QUARTER DISAPPOINTS DUE TO EASTER

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here said its third-quarter financial results showed gains but were still adversely affected because Easter fell in the fourth quarter of fiscal 1998, and the third quarter of fiscal 1997. ion, or 38 cents per share, in the year-ago period.Year-to-date, sales were $10.4 billion, an increase of 2.1% over $10.2 billion for the corresponding 40-week period last

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here said its third-quarter financial results showed gains but were still adversely affected because Easter fell in the fourth quarter of fiscal 1998, and the third quarter of fiscal 1997.

ion, or 38 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

Year-to-date, sales were $10.4 billion, an increase of 2.1% over $10.2 billion for the corresponding 40-week period last year. Earnings were $164.6 million, or $1.11 per share, an increase of 8.3% c

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