Winn-Dixie Posts $8.1M Loss in Q1

Winn-Dixie Stores yesterday said it posted a loss of $8.1 million for the 12-week first fiscal quarter, as smaller average purchases dragged same-store sales down 1.5%.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores here yesterday said it posted a loss of $8.1 million for the 12-week first fiscal quarter, as smaller average purchases dragged same-store sales down 1.5%.

In the year-ago first quarter, the company posted a loss of $2.3 million.

Sales in the more recent quarter, which ended Sept. 16, fell 2%, to $1.64 billion, which the company attributed to the closure of six locations in the last fiscal year and the same-store sales decline.

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