Ingles Markets says it will give a second appreciation bonus as part of its most recent efforts to recognize and support associates during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We continue to meet the daily challenge of providing a safe and clean environment for our customers and associates. We will provide a second bonus payment of $300 to full-time and $150 to part-time active retail, distribution and corporate associates who were hired on or before April 24, 2020. The bonus payment will be made at the end of July 2020,” said Robert P. Ingle II, chairman of the board. “Our associates have made a difference during this unprecedented time. We are incredibly proud of them and wish to show appreciation for their efforts.”
In April, Ingles gave its first appreciation bonus to employees, which were the same amounts as the second round. The company also planned to hire more than 5,000 employees in April.
Ingles Markets Inc. is a supermarket chain with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the company operates 197 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 its supermarkets and unaffiliated customers.
The company recently reported its second quarter results. See story here.