Asheville, N.C.-Improved sales in pharmacy and fuel and the closure of several competing Winn-Dixie stores helped spur a sales increase of 8.4% during the fiscal fourth quarter for Ingles Markets here, the company said last week. In a conference call discussing results for the quarter and fiscal year, which ended Sept. 24, James Lanning, president, said that 35 Winn-Dixie stores within eight miles of an Ingles location closed during the quarter, with eight re-opening under a new banner. ...

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