ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Robert P. “Bob” Ingle, who founded Ingles Markets in 1965 and has been the only chief executive officer in company history, died Sunday at age 77, Ingles said Monday. The board of directors of Ingles has appointed Ingle’s son, Robert P. “Bobby” Ingle II, to succeed his father as CEO. Ingle II has been chairman of the board of the company since succeeding his father in that role in 2004. The elder Ingle, whose father ran a small grocery store, founded the chain after ...
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