Ohio’s 2019 Bagging Champion!
Wow! What a legendary day in the home of Cy Young and Woody Hayes! Special thanks to Baker’s IGA in Newcomerstown for hosting the 2019 Ohio Best Bagger Competition. Thirty contestants faced off to win the coveted Ceramic Bag award, $1000 and a trip to San Diego to compete for the National Bagging Championship at NGA’s National Convention in February.
When the final hands went up to mark a finished playoff heat, Katie West from Dorothy Lane Market became Ohio’s Best Bagger for 2019!
Special thanks to Baker’s IGA for hosting this event, Velvet Ice Cream for providing delicious sweet treats, C-Fed, Ohio Apples and Joshen Paper & Packaging Company for sponsoring this great industry event! Take a look at photos of gthe August 6th event below and check out some local radio station coverage:
Ohio Wins 2020 NGA Best Bagger First Runner-up Title!
Ohio’s Best Bagger winner, Katie West, from Dorothy Lane Market competed at the National Grocers Association Annual Show in the Best Bagger Contest for the National Title in San Diego. Katie competed against baggers from all over the USA and came in second place, holding the title of 1st Runner-up! Katie went home from San Diego with $5,000!
Ohio won the 2017 NGA’s Best Bagger Competition in Las Vegas
At the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Brady Long, of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation. Brady claimed the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the NGA Best Bagger Champion. NGA has held the nationwide best bagger competition since 1987. The contestants are judged by the speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance, and are chosen through statewide competitions over the course of the last year. OGA President, Kristin Mullins, was at the NGA Show and Best Bagger competition to support and later congratulate Brady on his win, “Brady not only represented Buehler’s well, but the entire state of Ohio. It’s been a long time since Ohio has won the national title and we couldn’t be more proud of Brady’s accomplishment.” Brady was on the Today Show Saturday, February 18, 2017.