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Jun 21, 2012

N.G.A. Successfully Holds 1st Annual Congressional Best Bagger

Arlington, VA - The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) held its 1st Annual National Best Bagger Congressional Competition (sponsored by Kellogg's, Bunzl and Pan-Oston) yesterday, Wednesday, June 20 on Capitol Hill.  The 2012 national champion, Stephanie Teteak from Larry's Piggly Wiggly/Kaukauna, WI, who won the competition at this year's N.G.A. Show competed against her Member of Congress, Congressman Reid Ribble (WI-8).  Stephanie's bagging strategy proved to be victorious once again with a 36.81 second win. 

"N.G.A. is proud to honor the industry's hard workers with such a fun event, which is made possible by our generous sponsors: Kellogg's, Bunzl and Pan-Oston," stated Peter J. Larkin, N.G.A. President/CEO.  "I'd also like to give a special thanks to Congressman Reid Ribble for his stellar good sportsmanship against an expert bagger like Ms. Teteak, and Tom Verhagen, President/CEO of Larry's Piggly Wiggly for churning out such hard workers.  Our 1st Annual National Congressional Best Bagger Competition was a great success and N.G.A. looks forward to hosting many more in the upcoming years.  Congressmen, start practicing!"  

Photographs of the event can be found here, and a video can be found on N.G.A.'s YouTube page

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