Ingles Markets late Friday said it has appointed Jim Lanning as president and CEO, effective immediately.
Lanning succeeds Robert Ingle II as CEO. Ingle remains chairman and according to the company will continue day-to-day operational role in the leadership of the family-owned retailer. Ingle has served as chairman since 2004, and Lanning has been president since 2003.
"Jim has shown outstanding leadership qualities as president for the past 13 years. I am proud at this time to expand his role for the Company’s future growth, flexibility and development,” Ingle said in a statement.
Lanning joined Ingles for the first time as a student in 1975. Asheville, N.C.-based Ingles operates 202 supermarkets.
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