Karli West of Macey’s Crowned Best Bagger Champion at the 2023 NGA Show

February 28, 2023

Las Vegas, NV –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent grocery industry, presented a $10,000 cash prize to Karli West of of Macey’s in Utah after being crowned the winner Monday night of the annual Best Bagger Championship.

The contest, sponsored by PepsiCo, was held on the second day of The NGA Show, which brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service provides for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network and innovate.

“The nation’s best baggers competed last night in the Best Bagger Championship at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas during The NGA Show, showcasing the important customer service skill of bagging in a great atmosphere with family and friends in attendance,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “I congratulate Karli on her victory and I’m already looking forward to seeing the baggers compete again next year at the 2024 NGA Show back in Vegas.”

The results of the competition were as follows:

Winner: Karli West, Macey’s (Utah)

2nd: JDana Sparks, United Supermarket (Texas)

3rd: Brennan Davenport, Publix (Georgia)

4th: Nathan Brtek, Lou’s Thriftyway (Nebraska)

5th: Nolan McGregor, Fareway Stores (Iowa)