JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores here posted a loss of about $18 million for its second fiscal quarter in what was likely its last report as a publicly traded company. The retailer said sales for the 16-week period, which ended Jan. 11, were up 2.3% over year-ago results, to $2.14 billion, including identical-store sales gains of 2.5%, driven largely by inflation. Basket sizes grew 4.2%, and identical-store transactions fell 1.6%. The loss in the year-ago period totaled $24 ...

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