ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets here on Friday said store traffic continued to accelerate in the most recent fiscal quarter, driving sales gains despite a lower average ticket. Net income for the three-month third quarter, which ended June 26, more than doubled, to $11.7 million, compared with $4.7 million in the year-ago third quarter. Comparable-store sales were up 0.8% in the quarter, excluding gasoline, propelled by a 7.9% gain in the number of transactions. The average transaction ...
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