Winn-Dixie Eyes Slow Recovery

Analysts say Winn-Dixie Stores is weathering the recession about as well as can be expected, but the company still faces a difficult year ahead. Last week the retailer posted a loss of $8.1 million for its fiscal first quarter and same-store sales declines of 1.5%, and explained that it expected to face considerable headwinds going forward from frugal shoppers, a stubborn lack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Analysts say Winn-Dixie Stores here is weathering the recession about as well as can be expected, but the company still faces a difficult year ahead.

Last week the retailer posted a loss of $8.1 million for its fiscal first quarter and same-store sales declines of 1.5%, and explained that it expected to face considerable headwinds going forward from frugal shoppers, a stubborn lack of inflation and ongoing competitive pressures.

“Given the current s

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