His son, Robert Ingle II, 42, was elected by the company’s board of directors to succeed his father as CEO. He has been a member of the board of directors since February 1997 and has served as chairman of the board since May 2004. Since 1985, he has been employed by the company in a variety of positions.
Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a leading supermarket chain with stores in six southeastern states. Based in Asheville, N.C., the company operates 203 supermarkets.