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Courtesy clerk from Yoke’s Mead store competes in national bagging competition

Henry Johnson, a bagger for Yoke's Fresh market in Mead, Wash., won the Best Bagger Battle competition for Washington on Oct., 25, 2018, at Center Place in the Spokane Valley. He competed on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in the national competition but did not advance to the final round. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

A bagger from Yoke’s Fresh Market in Mead competed in a National Best Bagger Championship in San Diego on Monday.

Henry Johnson, Washington state’s 2018 Best Bagger, was one of 22 grocery store clerks from around the country who took part in the competition, although he didn’t advance to the final round.

“We are so proud of Henry,” said Jan Gee, president and chief executive of the Washington Food Industry Association. “He did a fantastic job today representing our state and his home store. Yoke’s is fortunate to have someone with Henry’s work ethic and professionalism on staff.”

The competition, which is sponsored by the National Grocers Association, was won by Dwayne Campbell of Hy-Vee in Iowa.