Jacksonville, Florida-based Winn-Dixie Stores, one of the largest retail food chains in the US, has announced sales and results of operations for its Q3 of fiscal 2002, ended 3 April 2002. Net earnings before extraordinary items for the quarter were US$46.6m, or US$0.33 per diluted share, compared to US$10.7m, or US$0.08 per diluted share, year on year. Year-to-date, net earnings before extraordinary items were US$111.1m, or US$0.79 per diluted share, compared to US$32.3m, or US$0.23 per diluted share.