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WFIAEF Best Bagger Competition

The Washington Food Industry Association Educational Foundation will not be hosting our 2022 Best Bagger event. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Educational Foundation, please use the link below.

Best Bagger Prizes: Everyone is a winner!

The 2021 Best Bagger event has been cancelled this year.

1st Place Champion Prize

1st place Champion takes home $2,000 cash, a trophy and an all expenses paid trip for two to Las Vegas for the NGA National Contest for a chance to win $10,000!*

*Trip includes round trip airfare for two, a 3 day, 2 night hotel stay, no registration fee for the NGA contest, and $250 meal compensation.

1st Runner-up

$1,500 Cash Prize & Trophy

3rd Place

$1,000 Cash Prize & Trophy

Other Participants

$200 Cash Prize for each participating contestant– one per company!

Contestants will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Speed
  • Proper bag building technique
  • Distribution of weight between bags
  • Style, attitude, and appearance

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.

For the second year in a row, shoppers at Yoke’s Fresh Market in Spokane can claim statewide bragging – and bagging – rights.

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

He aced out eight other competitors for the state honor at the competition held Oct. 8 at Historic 1625 Tacoma Place in Tacoma.  

As state champ, Henry will represent Washington State and compete for the $10,000 at the Annual National Best Bagger Battle title Feb. 25 in San Diego. Lisa Johnson of Fred Meyer in Tacoma placed second in the competition; Cole Crofton of Rosauers Supermarket in Yakima took third.

Think You're the Fastest Bagger in the West?

Are you the Best Bagger in Washington State? Do you think you have what it takes to win? Register today for the 2020 competition and a chance to win $2,000 at Nationals. The event will be on October 13, 2021 at the Spokane Convention Center.