2019 WASHINGTON BEST BAGGER CHAMPION
Tyler Myers, Lisa Johnson, Henry Johnson, Cole Crofton, Larry Baker
For the second year in a row, shoppers at Yoke’s Fresh Market in Spokane can claim statewide bragging – and bagging – rights.
On October 8, 2019, Yoke’s clerk Henry Johnson clinched the Washington Food Industry Association Educational Foundation’s Best Bagger title for 2019. He aced out eight other competitors for the state honor at the competition held Oct. 8 at Historic 1625 Tacoma Place in Tacoma.
As state champ, Henry will represent Washington State and compete for the $10,000 at the Annual National Best Bagger Battle title Feb. 25 in San Diego. Lisa Johnson of Fred Meyer in Tacoma placed second in the competition; Cole Crofton of Rosauers Supermarket in Yakima took third.
Prizes 1st Place Winner: $2,000 cash, a trophy and an all expense paid trip for two to San Diego for the NGA National Contest. Trip includes: round trip airfare for two, a 3 day/2 night hotel stay, no registration fee for the NGA contest, and $250 meal compensation.
1st Runner-up: $1,500 cash and trophy.
3rd Place: $1,000 cash and trophy. $200 for each participating contestant– one per company.
Washington State Best Bagger Champion Henry
Johnson of Yoke’s Fresh Market in Spokane is congratulated by event sponsors
Larry Baker of Bunzl and Tyler Myers of the Myers Group.
The contest was held Oct. 25 in Spokane.
Whether your bag is paper, plastic, or recyclable, Henry Johnson of Yoke’s Fresh Market in Spokane will bag your groceries like a champ – and has the title to prove it.
Johnson is the Washington Food Industry Educational Association’s Best Bagger for 2018. He clinched the title Oct. 25 at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley, beating out 10 other competitors for the state honor. Tate Stoner of The Metropolitan Market in Seattle placed second; Seth Pettibone of QFC #838 in Inglewood placed third. Johnson will represent Washington State and compete for the $10,000 Annual National Best Bagger Battle title Feb. 25 in San Diego.