Ingles Markets Inc was incorporated in 1965 under the laws of the State of North Carolina. The Company is a supermarket chain in the Southeast United States, operates supermarkets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama. The Company locates its supermarkets in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. The Company operates one segment, which is retail grocery sales. Its supermarkets offer customers a wide variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables, and non-food products. Non-food products include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products and general merchandise. The perishables category includes meat, produce, deli and bakery. The Company also offers quality private label items. It operates its supermarkets under the names Ingles and Sav-Mor. The Sav-Mor store concept accommodates smaller shopping areas and carries dry groceries, dairy, fresh meat and produce, all of which are displayed in a modern, readily accessible environment. The Company's modern stores provide products and services such as home meal replacement items, delicatessens, bakeries, floral departments, greeting cards and broad selections of local organic, beverage and health-related items. Its stores offer daily selections of home meal replacement items, such as rotisserie chicken and pork, international foods, fried chicken, meat loaf and other entrees, sandwiches, pre-packaged salads, sushi, cut fruit and prepared fresh vegetables. The bakery offers an expanded selection of baked goods and self-service selections. The Company bakes its items on site, including bread baked daily, cakes made to order in various sizes, donuts and other pastries. The deli offers salad, chicken wing and olive bars, an expanded offering of cheeses, gourmet items and home meal replacement items. The Company also provides its customers with an expanded selection of frozen food items including organics.
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