Spokane resident and Yoke’s Fresh Market clerk Henry Johnson has earned the title of best grocery bagger in the state for the second year in a row.
Johnson, who works at Yoke’s Fresh Market in Mead, defeated eight other competitors at a state competition held in Tacoma this week to clinch Washington Food Industry Association Educational Foundation’s best bagger title for 2019, according to a news release.
Grocers across the state send their best store baggers to compete in the challenge. Participants are judged on various factors, including bagging speed and placement of items. Lisa Johnson, of Fred Meyer in Tacoma, placed second and Cole Crofton, of Rosauers Supermarket in Yakima, placed third in the competition.
As state champion, Johnson receives $2,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in February at the National Best Bagging Championship in San Diego.
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