Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)          May 6, 2005           

                          INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       North Carolina                0-14706                     56-0846267
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission                 (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)             File Number)             Identification No.)

P.O. Box 6676, Asheville, NC                                   28816
(Address of principal executive offices)                     (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (828) 669-2941

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the
following provisions:

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    CFR 230.425)

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    CFR 240.14a-12)

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    Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 6, 2005, Ingles Markets, Incorporated ("IMKTA") issued a press release
announcing financial information for its second fiscal quarter ended March 26,
2005. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)  Exhibits.

     Exhibit Number             Description of Exhibit
     --------------             ----------------------
          99.1                  Press release issued May 6, 2005

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                                    INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED

Date: May 6, 2005
                                                    By: /s/ Ronald B. Freeman
                                                        Ronald B. Freeman
                                                        Chief Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit    Description
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99.1       Press Release dated May 6, 2005