The Washington Food Industry Association promotes, supports, and protects businesses in the food, beverage, and convenience industry.

2018 Washington Best Bagger CHAMPION


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. 

2018 Contestants:

  • Anthony Banks, Goose Community Grocer in Langley
  • Mitchell Billings, My Fresh Basket in Spokane
  • Sabrina Cambern, Bayview Thriftway in Olympia
  • Felipe Duarte, Akins Market Fresh in Quincy
  • Lori Holt, Tenino Fresh Market in Tenino
  • Henry Johnson, Yoke's Fresh Market in Spokane
  • Seth Pettibone, QFC in Inglewood
  • Nyssa Sabala, Rosauers Supermarket in Yakima
  • Tate Stoner, Metropolitan Market in Seattle
  • Kayleigh Wardrop, Albertsons in Spokane
  • Mark Voronenko, Fred Meyer in Vancouver

Join us to find out who will be Washington State next Bagging Champion! The event is free and open to the general public!

  • Contestants will be judged on the following criteria: 
  • Speed 
  • Proper bag building technique 
  • Distribution of weight between bags 
  • Style, attitude, and appearance

Download Rules & Entry Form

Download Scorecard

 

Prizes:

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 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.


Sponsorship Opportunities are available: Click here to learn more.

2017 Washington Best Bagger Champion


2016 Washington Best Bagger Champion


Candice Lastimado, 2016 WA Best Bagger and 2017 National Best Bagger (Metropolitan Markets at West Seattle), Glen Hasstedt (Store Director for Metropolitan Markets at Magnolia), Talia Randle (Metropolitan Markets at Magnolia), and Todd Korman (CEO & President of Metropolitan Markets).


Seattle's Talia Randle (Metropolitan Markets of Magnolia) has it in the bag - literally. Talia proved on Wednesday, October 12th that she is the state's top grocery bagger, out-pacing eight other competitors for the state title in the Best Bagger Battle. Roman Agne, representing Central Market/Poulsbo Town & Country Markets, placed second; Luke Netjes of Rosauers Supermarkets in Spokane placed third. We had 9 baggers compete this year and everyone went home a winner!

Special thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers, we couldn't have done this without you! We raised $32,000 in scholarship funds for the Washington Food Industry Educational Foundation.


2015 Washington Best Bagger and National Champion


          

Candice Lastimado from Seattle's Metropolitan Markets

Candice Lastimado of Metropolitan Markets won both the Washington and National Best Bagger championships. Candice captured the championship trophy and a check for $10,000 in heated competition at the 30th Annual National Best Bagger Battle held tonight in Las Vegas, NV.

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.org



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