Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wins Best Bagger 2018 in the State of Ohio

Best Bagger Competition 2018 - Ellissa Chambliss

Wooster, OH – August 16, 2018 – Ellissa Chambliss of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, defeated competitors from across Ohio to claim the title of the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) Best Bagger Champion at the August 9, 2018 competition held at the Buehler’s Wooster Milltown location.

This is the second year in a row for Ellissa to claim the state title and the fourth year in a row for a Buehler’s bagger to represent the State of Ohio at the national bagging championship, hosted by the National Grocers Association. The national championship will be held in San Diego in February 2019.

Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a superior core customer service skill, the statewide competition has been held by OGA annually. 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.

“The OGA puts on a fun event and we love to participate every year. We’ve been fortunate enough to have won this competition four years in a row in addition to the national championship in February 2017 in Las Vegas. It’s nice to be able to say that our baggers are the best in the state as well as the country” said Dan Shanahan, the President and COO of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

About Buehler’s Fresh Foods:

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is an employee-owned company 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.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.buehlers.com