Defeating 26 other competitors from across the nation, Andrew Hadlock, a bagger from Macey's grocery store in Sandy, Utah, claimed the title of National Grocers Association Best Bagger Champion at the NGA Show Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Contestants were judged by speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance.
Hadlock was awarded with the $10,000 grand prize, a "Golden Grocery Bag" trophy, and the Pan-Oston "Best Bagger Golden Lane," a special checkout stand that will be installed in his store.
Cassandra DeMoura of Stop & Shop in Massachusetts was awarded the second place prize of $5,000, and the third place prize of $1,000 went to Jennifer "Mackenzie" Malicoat of Cosentino's Price Chopper in Missouri. Fourth and fifth place winners, winning $1,000 each, were Sarah Morris of Giant Eagle in Ohio and Dewayne Blair of Food City in Kentucky, respectively.
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