Asheville, NC - Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) announced today all of their pharmacies are now offering Shingrix, a new, highly effective vaccine for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 years old and older.

Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus and is characterized by painful skin blisters and nerve pain.  Almost one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles.    Shingrix is a two-dose immunization that is the most effective vaccine ever produced in the fight against shingles.  Steve Cucchi, VP of Ingles’ Pharmacies, said, “We are pleased to provide this new, effective therapy to the communities that we support.”    Shingrix is recommended for adults 50 years old or older and is available at all Ingles Pharmacy locations.  For a limited time, Ingles Pharmacy is offering 200 Fuel Rewards with each Shingrix vaccination. 

Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a leading supermarket chain with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the Company operates 200 supermarkets. In conjunction with its supermarket operations, the Company operates neighborhood shopping centers, most of which contain an Ingles supermarket. The Company also owns a fluid dairy facility that supplies Company supermarkets and unaffiliated customers. The Company's Class A Common Stock is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market's Global Select Market under the symbol IMKTA. For more information, visit Ingles' website at

Ingles Markets, Incorporated - Post Office Box 6676, Asheville, NC 28816