JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores here said last week the two hurricanes and one tropical storm that hit the Gulf Coast during the summer helped boost sales and operating cash flow for its fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 17. Despite a loss of $2.3 million for the 12-week period, EBITDA rose 38.5% to $27 million, while sales increased 3.4% to $1.7 billion, and identical-store sales were up 3%. Winn-Dixie said it experienced increased sales from pre-storm purchases in advance of ...
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