Winn-Dixie Cites Halo Effect

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. An ambitious plan of renovating stores will help Winn-Dixie Stores here its competition, officials said last week. The retailer credited remodeled stores, strong promotions and an effort to pass along higher costs for a 3.3% gain in identical-store gains during the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 21. The company posted a net loss of $24.1 million on sales of $1.6 billion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An ambitious plan of renovating stores will help Winn-Dixie Stores here “leapfrog” its competition, officials said last week.

The retailer credited remodeled stores, strong promotions and an effort to pass along higher costs for a 3.3% gain in identical-store gains during the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 21. The company posted a net loss of $24.1 million on sales of $1.6 billion during the 12-week period. The company lost $76.8 million in the sam

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