NGA Best Bagger Championship

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. 

2017 Best Bagger Champion Brady Long
L to R: Brady Long, 2017 Best Bagger Champion, Duff Goldman, Kristin Mullins, President/CEO Ohio Grocers, Peter Larkin, President and CEO, NGA, Bob Ling, NGA Chairman of the Board

Meet Your 2018 Best Bagger Competitors!

Baggers will compete in the National Best Bagger Championship at the 2018 NGA Show on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  


California

Nick Hernandez-Lopez

Florida

Kelina Salinas

Georgia

Elijah Allahdem

Illinois

Heidi Jacobson

Iowa

Trevor DeForest

Kentucky

Rhetley Childers

Maine

Alexzandria Matos

Massachusetts

Patrick James MacPherson

Minnesota

Caleb Meyer

Missouri

Emily McCoy

New Jersey

Brandon Caughy

New Hampshire

Alysha Orrok

New York

Sabrina Martone

Ohio

Ellissa Chambliss

Pennsylvania

Lisa Gonzalez

Rhode Island

Bethany Paiva

Tennessee

Hunter Wisecarver

Texas

Jonathon McGuire

Utah

Kaylee Hudson

Vermont

Kelsea Bowers

Virginia

Jerod Bartone

Washington

Tate Stoner

Wisconsin

Alexander Hind

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Excited to see your state represented in the National Best Bagger contest? Use the hashtags, #BestBagger and #NGAShow18, to share with the world why your state's contestant deserves the crown. We hope to see you in Vegas!



Interested in Hosting a Best Bagger Competition?

Please contact the NGA Best Bagger program coordinator at bestbagger@nationalgrocers.org or (707) 516-0700.