Ingles - Store
Ingles is an American chain of supermarket stores based in North Carolina. With not quite 100 stores, the chain has stores located in several states in the Southeastern United States. Ingles offers a typical range of grocery and other items for the family, including departments like fresh produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, pantry products and more. Ingles is particularly focused on offering the healthiest, most nutritious options in food choices for families.
Ingles - History
Named after the founder, Robert Ingle, Ingles Markets opened its first store in 1963 after having worked for his family store in previous years. With an effort to invest in small towns and rural communities, Ingles started in Asheville, North Carolina and grew from there. By the early 2000s, Ingles included gas stations, called Ingles Gas Express, with many of their stores and they also now offer pharmacies and other services at many of their locations.
Ingles - Promotions
Weekly ads and offers for Ingles can be found in the local paper or through the company website. Items of the week can be purchased at extra low discounts. Plus, customers can use the Ingles Advantage card to receive mailers, special offers, savings and rewards for shopping. In addition, the Advantage card partners with local schools to make donations to help them purchase school supplies or computers.
Ingles - News
Ingles is doing its part to help the environment by making efforts toward sustainable operations. Some of the work they have been doing includes low-impact refrigeration systems, LED lighting, skylights, and motion sensors for the lowest carbon footprint. Plus, the distribution center focuses on recycling plastic, cardboard, pallets and more.
Ingles - More Information
Working toward the well-being of their local community and families, Ingles keeps a dietician on their staff. In addition to informing the corporate decisions, customers have access to the dietician and their website has an option for sending her a question. She also gives public speaking presentations and offers a podcast for anyone to learn more about health and nutrition.