As of Dec 30, 2017, Ingles Markets operated 200 supermarkets in North Carolina (71), Georgia (70), South Carolina (36), Tennessee (21), Virginia (1) and Alabama (1), primarily in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities; 103 stores included in-store pharmacies and 97 had fuel centers.
The company opened 2 new stores and closed 4 stores in fiscal 2017. The company opened one net store in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.
The company owns and operates 73 shopping centers with 6.4 million square feet of leasable space, many of which contain an Ingles supermarket, and overall owns 156 of its supermarkets either as free-standing or in shopping centers where it is the anchor tenant, as well as 18 undeveloped sites which are suitable for a free-standing store or shopping center development. The company has 43 leased stores. The average supermarket has 39,300 square feet of selling space and 56,100 square feet of total space.
|Total gross square feet (M)||11,300||11,173||11,117||11,049||11,063||11,076|
|Total gross square feet growth||0.9%||0.5%||0.6%||-0.1%||-0.1%||0.6%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||56,500||56,100||55,300||55,000||54,800||54,600|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||1.9%||1.5%||0.6%||0.4%||0.4%||0.6%|