ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The holiday season produced robust sales and profit increases for Ingles Markets here, the company said last week. In a conference call discussing results for the fiscal first quarter that ended Dec. 29, officials said the chain's “one-stop-shopping” approach, including the addition of fuel centers to stores, as well as sharp pricing, continued to spark sales and traffic from a shopper base increasingly concerned about finances. While store visits increased 9.5% for the ...
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