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The Great Wisconsin Bag-Off


It’s almost time. The best baggers among our associates went head to head this summer to determine who moves on to the state competition in Milwaukee. And now the Great Wisconsin Bag-Off, set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, is just days away. In August, four of our stores hosted spirited contests to see who did the best job putting groceries into bags at a quick pace while evenly distributing items with big smiles on their faces. she1 Congratulations to the winning baggers, who are advancing to the Great Wisconsin Bag Off at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee. They are: * Miranda Rudnick from Green Bay West, who competed at our Green Bay-East store along with baggers from that store and our locations in De Pere, Suamico and Manitowoc. miranda

Miranda is on the left. 

* Nikki Konrardy from Marshfield, who competed in the contest at Neenah along with baggers from that store, Darboy, Northland and Oshkosh. nikki

Nikki is on the left. 

* Mai Her from Sheboygan, who competed in the contest at Fond du Lac with baggers from that store, Fort Atkinson, Kenosha and Mount Pleasant. Does her name look familiar? It should! This is Mai’s second year in a row advancing to the State Bag Off. Last year she won the Great Wisconsin Bag Off and advanced to the National Bag Off in Las Vegas where she placed third in the nation!


* Andrew Jarrett from the La Crosse–Village store who competed at Onalaska along with baggers from Eau Claire, Copeland and Holmen. 11898764_1164866616874998_3987238474982984912_n

In the La Crosse area contest,  and pictured left to right: Jeremy from Eau Claire (third place), Andrew from the La Crosse-Village store (first place) and Tanner from Holmen (second place).

In addition to naming the top four baggers, we also had a Team Spirit award this year, complete with a traveling trophy. The award went to one store per market and was based on the store with the best cheering section, best sportsmanship, and overall, the store that was the loudest and most excited for the event! Team Spirit trophies are currently at the following stores:

  • Green Bay-East
  • Appleton Darboy
  • Fond du Lac
  • La Crosse-Village

Things were very lively at all the contests this week, including the event at our location on Green Bay’s east side, where we got this video.

A few scenes from the La Crosse area contest: SAM_0200 SAM_0189 SAM_0184 SAM_0178

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