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NGA: Hy-Vee perishables manager wins Best Bagger

Dwayne Campbell, assistant perishables manager for Hy-Vee, Des Moines, IA, won the NGA Best Bagger contest in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO – Dwayne Campbell, assistant manager of perishables for a Hy-Vee store in Des Moines, IA, is the winner of the 2019 Best Bagger contest held at the National Grocers Association Show on Feb. 25.

Campbell won a $10,000 cash prize, beating out finalists from retailers across the U.S.

Other winners included:

Elissa Chambliss of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, OH, who took second, winning a $5,000 cash prize;

Justin Vera of ShopRite, DE, won third place;

Tyler Haselkamp of Coborn’s Inc., MN, won fourth; and

Jake Waid of Nugget Market, CA, placed fifth.

Contestants are judged by speed, bag building technique, balance, style, attitude and appearance.