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WFIAEF Best Bagger Competition

The Washington Food Industry Association Educational Foundation hosted our 2023 Best Bagger event at Aurora Borealis restaurant in Shoreline on October 26, 2023.

We'd like to present the winner, Emma Beeler!

Spokane Super 1 Foods Grocery Clerk Bags 2023 Best Bagger Title
Emma Beeler to represent state at nationals in Las Vegas

On Oct. 26, 2023 —
Spokane shoppers: Emma Beeler has got your eggs, bread and soup safely in the bag! Beeler, a courtesy clerk with Super 1 Foods in Spokane is Washington state’s 2023 Best Bagger Champion.

Beeler bested four other contestants Thursday at the 2023 Best Bagger Competition at Aurora Borealis Event Center in Shoreline.  The contest marks the resumption of the competition, which has been on hold since the pandemic. Jadan White of Goose Grocer in Langley was the first runner up; Peyton Conger of Camano Plaza IGA on Camano Island earned the second runner up spot.  

Each year, grocers from all over the state send their best grocery store baggers to compete in the challenge. As the state champion, Beeler will receive a $2,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title and a $10,000 cash prize this March at the 2024 National Grocers Association National Best Bagging Championship in Las Vegas.

Meet Best Baggers of Years Past

Whether your bag is paper, plastic, or recyclable, these past best baggers will bag your groceries like champs – and they have the title to prove it.

Yoke's Fresh Market Bags Best Bagger 2019: Henry Johnson claims title two years in a row.

On October 8, 2019, Yoke’s clerk Henry Johnson clinched the Washington Food Industry Association Educational Foundation’s Best Bagger title for 2019.

Our Past Winners:

  • First Place: Henry Johnson, Yoke's
  • ‍Second Place: Lisa Johnson, Fred Meyer
  • Third Place: Cole Crofton, Rosauers Supermarket