Harmons’ Crew Member Wins Best Bagger At 2024 NGA Show

Madison Ireland of Harmons Neighborhood Grocer in Utah emerged victorious on March 11th as the winner of the annual Best Bagger Championship, earning a $10,000 cash prize presented by the National Grocers Association (NGA).

The competition, sponsored by PepsiCo, was held on day two of this year’s NGA Show, an event that convenes independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail industry leaders, CPG manufacturers, and service providers. The show provides a platform for participants to learn, engage, share insights, network, and drive innovation within the industry.

 “I congratulate Madison on her victory,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA President and CEO. “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. I would also like to thank our sponsor PepsiCo for their continued support of this incredible competition.”

The complete results of the contest were – 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)

For over three decades, the NGA Show has served as the premier gathering for independent grocers, facilitating connections among supermarket retailers, wholesalers, food manufacturers, and service providers from around the globe. This event fosters the exchange of innovative solutions and best practices aimed at supporting and enhancing the independent supermarket channel. Produced and managed by Clarion Events as part of the Food & Beverage Group, the NGA Show is conducted in collaboration with the National Grocers Association (NGA).