JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores here posted a sharp increase in profitability in its fiscal second quarter last week after the company said it adjusted its promotional activity to help preserve margins. The company moved its reporting timetable up five days to share its positive financial results for the quarter, which ended Jan. 7 — a move analysts said was designed to reassure Wall Street that business trends in the industry remain stable. The chain reported net income of $16.1 ...

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