Best Bagger in the United States 2017 to Visit all Buehler stores

Come and meet Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, who defeated competitors from across the United States to claim the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion at the February NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a superior core customer service skill, the nationwide competition has been held by NGA 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, and are chosen through statewide competitions over the course of last year.

“It’s nice to be able to say that our baggers are the best in the country”, said Dan Shanahan, the President of Buehler’s Fresh Foods. “We were with Brady in Las Vegas watching him compete with the top 25 finalists from all over the country. We thought – why not have Brady visit all our stores and share some of his tips with each and every one of our baggers”. “And our customers will get a chance to meet Brady.”

Brady’s schedule to visit Buehler’s store locations will be:

Wooster Milltown: Fri., May 12             

Medina River Styx: Sat., May 13

Portage Lakes: Fri., May 19                  

Massillon: Sat., May 20

Orrville: Fri., June 2                               

Wooster Downtown: Sat., June 3

Wadsworth: Fri., June 9                         

Canton Jackson: Sat., June 10

New Philadelphia: Fri., June 16             

Dover: Sat., June 17

Medina Forest Meadows: Sat., July 1   

Ashland, Fri., July 7th

Coshocton: Sat., July 8

***Friday hours to visit stores will be from 3 pm to 6 pm

***Saturday hours to visit stores will be from 1 pm to 4 pm


L to R: Brady Long, 2017 Best Bagger Champion, Duff Goldman, Kristin Mullins, President/CEO Ohio Grocers, Peter Larkin, President and CEO, NGA, Bob Ling, NGA Chairman of the Board

 About E&H Family Group:

E&H Family Group is fully owned by the Buehler Family and operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group also owns and operates twenty one ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corner (Cleveland), Mansfield, Hilliard, Piketon, Newton Falls, North Olmsted and Millersburg,Ohio.

E&H Family Group is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit