JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Comparable-store sales at Winn-Dixie Stores here fell 5.2% in the fourth quarter, including a 4.2% drop in traffic and a 1% decline in basket size, the company said Monday. “The economic and competitive environment remained very difficult in the fourth quarter, and our decision to maintain gross margin rate negatively impacted our identical-store sales significantly,” said Peter Lynch, chairman, president and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement. The ...
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