Ingles Markets, established in 1965, operates a supermarket chain throughout the Southeast. The company s supermarkets offer a range of food products, nonfood products and private-label items. It operates book sections, media centers, floral and bakery departments, premium coffee kiosks and delicatessen sections in its supermarkets. It also offers in-store pharmacies and on-site fuel centers. Headquartered in Asheville, N.C., the company operates more than 190 supermarkets and over 70 neighborhood shopping centers. In addition, Ingles Markets operates fluid dairy processing and shopping center rental businesses. It sells its dairy and juice products to wholesale grocery distributors. The company s Ingles Advantage Card provides discounts exclusive to cardholders and opportunities to enter in special events and sweepstakes. Through its Tools for Schools program, the company gives a portion of its total sales to schools for computers and supplies. It also offers online coupons of several denominations. Its Ingles Gift & Shopping Card enables cardholders to save money on purchases of gas at Ingles Gas Express locations. The company has more than 16,000 employees and operates a store in Laurens, S.C.