04 Oct Ingles
Ingles Markets, established in 1965, operates a supermarket chain throughout the Southeast. The company s supermarkets offer a range of food products, nonfood merchandise and private-label items. It operates book sections, media centers, floral and bakery departments, premium coffee kiosks and delicatessens in its supermarkets. Ingles also offers in-store pharmacies and on-site fuel centers. Headquartered in Asheville, N.C., the company operates more than 190 supermarkets and over 70 neighborhood shopping centers. In addition, Ingles Markets operates fluid dairy processing and shopping center rental businesses. The company sells dairy and juice products to wholesale grocery distributors. Its Ingles Advantage Card provides discounts exclusive to cardholders and opportunities to enter in special events and sweepstakes. Through its Tools for Schools program, the company gives a portion of total sales to schools for computers and supplies. It also offers online coupons of several denominations. Its Ingles Gift & Shopping Card enables cardholders to save money on purchases of gas at Ingles Gas Express locations. Ingles Markets has more than 16,000 employees and maintains a presence in Acworth, Ga.