Kaylee Hudson of Macey’s Spanish Fork won the 2015 title of Utah’s Best Bagger at Utah Food Industry Association’s Annual Best Bagger Competition

Salt Lake City, UT, 2015-8-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Kaylee Hudson from Macey’s Spanish Fork has won the 2015 title of Utah’s Best Bagger at Utah Food Industry Association’s Annual Best Bagger Competition.

Hudson, a seventeen year-old senior at Spanish Fork High School will receive $500 and the opportunity to represent Utah at the National Grocers Association’s best bagger competition on March 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I’ve spent months practicing for the bag off, each day spending several hours perfecting my time and technique,” Hudson said.

Each year the Utah Food Industry Association hosts the competition for Utah’s Best Bagger. During the competition, baggers are judged and receive points in four areas: speed, proper bag building technique, distribution of weight between bags, style, attitude and appearance.

“I am thrilled to represent Macey’s and the great state of Utah at the national bagging championship. I am going to do my very best to make our state proud.” Hudson said.

The winner of the national bagging competition, sponsored by Pepsi Co. will win “bagging” rights and a $10,000 award.

Associated Retail Operations is a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The corporate stores operate under five different banners: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites: maceys.com,freshmarketstores.com, dansfoods.com, linsmarketplace.com, dicksmarket.com. Associated Food Stores can be found at afstores.com.

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Kaylee Hudson of Macey’s Spanish Fork won the 2015 title of Utah’s Best Bagger at Utah Food Industry Association’s Annual Best Bagger Competition

Kaylee Hudson of Macey’s Spanish Fork won the 2015 title of Utah’s Best Bagger at Utah Food Industry Association’s Annual Best Bagger Competition