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Buehler's grocery employee bags national championship

By Katie Byard Published: February 14, 2017

Brady Long of Buehler's Fresh Foods, with headquarters in Wooster, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 at the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion in Las Vegas.

The association has organized the nationwide competition since 1987. Contestants are judged by speed of bagging, "proper bag-building technique," weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance," Buehler's said in a news release.

The competition was held Monday during The NGA Show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods has 13 supermarkets, including stores in  Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Jackson Township, Green and Massillon.

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