INGLES ELECTS SON OF CHAIN'S FOUNDER AS CHAIRMAN
it has elected Robert Ingle II to succeed his father, Robert P. Ingle, the founder of the company, as chairman. The elder Ingle will remain chief executive officer and chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors. The younger Ingle has been vice president of operations at the company, which operates 197 supermarkets in the Southeast, since 1996. He has served on the board since 1997.