ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) is working to vaccinate the Company’s distribution center and office associates with on-site clinics. Ingles Pharmacy set up clinic events in order to bring the vaccine to the Company’s essential workers and make the vaccination process as convenient as possible.
The Company’s goal is to increase access to the vaccine and provide ample time for associates to inquire about the product with vaccinating pharmacists. Chief Financial Officer for Ingles Markets, Ron Freeman, said, “Throughout the pandemic, protecting our frontline associates and our customers has been our top priority. Promoting vaccinations within our Company not only protects our associates, but protects our customers and communities.”
Ingles Markets has taken a proactive approach to protecting their employees’ health and wellbeing in offering vaccination clinics. The Company is also promoting vaccine uptake by offering associates paid time for completing their vaccination series.
Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a leading grocer with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the Company operates 198 supermarkets. To learn more about Ingles Markets and our efforts to end hunger and aid in the education of children, visit ingles-markets.com.