Talia Randle of Metropolitan Markets is the 2016 Washington Best Bagger champion!
Front row: Candice Lastimado (2016 National Best Bagger Champion from Metropolitan Markets), Glen Hansard (Metropolitan Markets), Helene Randle, and Todd Korman (Metropolitan Markets).
Talia 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.
As the state champion, Randle will receive a $2,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to compete this February at the 2017 National Grocers Association National Best Bagging Championship in Las Vegas. If she wins, Randle would be the fourth national champion from Washington state in five years.
Talia at the National Best Bagger Competition held by the National Grocers Association (NGA) in Las Vegas.
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.