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Winn Dixie Downsizing

By: AP
By: AP

Winn-Dixie Stores received approval Friday by a federal bankruptcy judge to reject leases on three distribution centers, two dairies and a pizza company.

The company believes the moves will save the bankrupt supermarket chain 700-thousand dollars a month.

The bankruptcy judge approved Winn-Dixie's plans to close distribution centers in Atlanta, Charlotte, North Caroline, and Greenville, South Carolina. He also approved rejecting leases for dairies in Greenville, South Carolina and High Point, North Carolina, and a pizza plant in Montgomery.

To date, Winn-Dixie has sold more than 100 stores and sent lease rejection notices to another 200 stores as part of its plan to close 326 stores.

10/15/05


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