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Harmons’ Ireland Crowned Best Bagger Champion At 2024 NGA Show

Best Bagger Madison Ireland receiving check

The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented a $10,000 cash prize to Madison Ireland of Harmons Neighborhood Grocer in Utah after being crowned the winner March 11 of the annual Best Bagger Championship.

The contest, sponsored by PepsiCo, was held on the second day of The NGA Show, which brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service provides for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network and innovate.

“The nation’s best baggers competed tonight in the Best Bagger Championship at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas during The NGA Show, showcasing their incredible skill in a great atmosphere with family and friends in attendance,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “I congratulate Madison on her victory! I would also like to thank our sponsor PepsiCo for their continued support of this incredible competition.”

The results of the competition were as follows:

  • Winner: Madison Ireland, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer (Utah)
  • Second: Fengning Liu, Dorothy Lane Market (Ohio)
  • Third: Coby Estrada, Nugget Market (California)
  • Fourth: Braedon Downey, Publix Super Markets (Alabama)
  • Fifth: Agnesa Baftija, Kroger (Georgia)

About The NGA Show

The NGA Show has been where independent grocers gather for more than 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers worldwide to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion Events as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA).

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