ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets here said a decrease in restaurant dining helped drive sales gains of 13.1% in its fiscal third quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 7.1% when adjusted for the early Easter this year and excluding gasoline, which was a large contributor to total sales gains at the 196-store chain. Ingles added 10 fuel centers since last year and saw a 28% increase in gallons sold, while the price per gallon increased 83 cents. Customer transactions excluding gasoline ...
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