NGA Best Bagger Championship

Meet your 2017 Best Bagger Competitors!

Baggers will compete in the NGA Best Bagger Championship at the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Alabama

Jerrico Everhart

Iowa

James Armstrong

Illinois

Heidi Jacobson

Indiana

Arin McCollum

Maine

Matthew Pagliaro

Missouri

Mallory Smith

New Hampshire

Trisha Debellis

New Jersey

Zamira Lata

Pennsylvania

Alex Gizinkski

Rhode Island

Jeni Mansalillo

Tennessee

Hunter Wisecarver

Washington

Talia Randle

Georgia

Matthew Head

Ohio

Brady Long

Utah

Molly Dittman 

Connecticut

Tyler Brush

Kentucky

Jacob Bradshaw

Virginia

Kayelyn Henley

Wisconsin

Cade Lambrecht

Minnesota

Seth Allen

Vermont

Bethany Berger

Massachusetts

Lorane Rogers 

About Best Bagger

Bagging has been an important step for many supermarket employees who have pursued long and rewarding careers in the grocery industry. The National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship features retailers with infectious company pride and an enthusiastic commitment to customer service.

The first Best Bagging contest was held in 1987 in Dallas, TX. The “Texas – Oklahoma Checkout Shootout” featured two contestants and former NFL Quarterback Terry Bradshaw as the emcee. Since then, NGA has branded and grown the event to feature more than 25 state bagging contestants with Food Network star Duff Goldman as the master of ceremonies. 

2016 State Contest Information


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Participating in your state's Best Bagger contest? Use the hashtags, #BestBagger and #NGAShow17, to share with the world your best bagging skills. We hope to see you in Vegas!

Alabama

1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Club
Birmingham, AL
https://alabamagrocers.org/

Illinois

3:30 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
www.ilfood.org

Kentucky

11:00 AM, Saturday, October 22, 2016
Food City 251 Medical Plaza Lane
Whitesburg, Ky

Massachusetts

2:30 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
http://mafood.com/MFA_Events_BestBagger.asp

Missouri

2:30 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016
Tan-Tar-A Resort
Osage Beach, MO
http://missourigrocers.com/page.php?id=6

New Hampshire

(Tenative) 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016
NH Food Bank
Manchester, NH
www.grocers.org

Tennessee

3:00 PM, Friday, June 17, 2016
Music City Center
Nashville, TN
www.tgefonline.org/events

Washington

3:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
McGavick Conference Center
Lakewood, WA
http://wa-food-ind.org/wfiaevents/bestbaggercompetition.html

Virginia

11:00 AM, Saturday, November 5, 2016
Food City 1320 Euclid Avenue
Bristow, VA

Georgia

8:15 PM, Thursday, July 14, 2016
Omni Orlando at ChampionsGate
ChampionsGate, FL
http://www.gfia.org/best-bagger-contest.html

Iowa

1:00 PM, Friday, August 12, 2016
Susan Knapp Amphitheater
Iowa State Fair
www.iowagrocers.com

Maine

10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine
Auburn, Maine.
https://www.mgfpa.org/

Minnesota

12:00 PM, Saturday, August 20, 2016
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN
www.mngrocers.com

New York

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hannaford Supermarkets
Albany, NY
jenna.camardese@hannaford.com

Ohio

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Buehler's Food Markets
Wooster, OH

Rhode Island

3:30 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Warwick, RI
www.rifda.com

Vermont

11:00 AM, Saturday, October 8, 2016
University Mall
Burlington, VT

Wisconsin

4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Milwaukee, WI
www.WisconsinGrocers.com

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