Provo Bagger Returns to Utah with Grocery’s Premier Prize
Karli West, a bagger from Macey’s grocery store in Provo, Utah took first place at the National Grocers Association’s best bagger competition on February 27, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
West battled against top baggers from around the nation in an intense, but fun-filled event. As a reward for her impressive finish, West received a $10,000 cash prize and a trophy. West is the fifth bagger from Macey’s to win the national competition since 2005.
“I’m really excited about winning,” said West. “At Macey’s, we work really hard and I’m happy I can represent the state and my store on the national level.”
During the competition, baggers are judged and receive points in four areas: speed (10 points), proper bag building technique (10 points), distribution of weight between bags (5 points), style, attitude and appearance (5 points).
West, who has worked at Macey’s for three years, received especially high marks on her bagging technique as well as weight distribution. Her fun personality also helped score important style points.
“The coaching and mentoring our team members receive is phenomenal,” said David Rice, president of Macey’s. “Our stores provide an atmosphere where team members can be successful at work and develop a pattern of accomplishment for life.”
Media interested in interviewing West, capturing video, having her in studio or receiving photos and video from the event may contact Rand Mickelson at 801-978-8452 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.