The 2014 National Best Bagger Competition will be held at the NGA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Andrew Borracchini Named 2013 NGA Best Bagger Champion!
Beating out competitors from across the nation, Andrew Borracchini of Metropolitan Market at Admiral in Seattle, WA won the 2013 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Pringles, Bunzl Distribution, and Pan-Oston Company. Watch Andrew as he competes in a bagging competition against David Letterman!
In 1987 the first National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Contest was held in Dallas, Texas. Our first bagging contest was called the “Texas/Oklahoma Checkout-Shootout”. We had two contestants and our Master of Ceremonies was Terry Bradshaw (former NFL Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers). Since then NGA has been bringing the country’s finest baggers together to determine who is the best of the best. NGA’s Best Bagger Championship was created to promote the grocery industry devotion to exceptional customer service through superior bagging. In 1983, the American Paper Institute sponsored its first annual bag-packing contest, with the winner receiving the coveted Charles Stillwell award plus $1,883. The amount is in honor of the year that Charles Stillwell invented the paper-bag machine. With the contest being central to the Grocery Industry, NGA took over as sponsor of the Best Bagger contest in 1987 and has run with the idea ever since.