Ohio’s Best Bagger Contest

The 2017 Best Bagger Contest will be held at Giant Eagle Market District, Kingsdale Center, on August 8, 2017. You may send up to 4 people from your company to the state contest.

Best Bagger Contest Details

Printable PDF Registration Form

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time: 11 am – 3 pm


Giant Eagle Market District, Kingsdale Center, 3061 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221


11:00 am – Arrival of Contestants

11:45 am – Rules Briefing with Contestants

12:00 pm – Bagging Contest Begins

2:45 pm – Award Presentations

3:00 pm – Conclusion

The National Grocers Association’s (NGA) 2018 Best Bagger Manual for Contest Coordinators and the 2018 Score Sheet.


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.

Ohio Grocer Association
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