Macey’s Employee Earns Title of Utah’s Top Bagger


Salt Lake City, UT (September 24, 2013) -Andrew Hadlock, a bagger from Macey’s grocery store in Sandy, Utah took first place at the Utah Food Industry Association’s Annual Best Bagger Competition. Andria Webb from Lin’s Fresh Market in Hurricane, Utah took third place. Amparo Mullen from the Harmon’s organization placed second.

“We are really excited that our team members are able to enjoy these opportunities and do so well,” said John Harris, District Manager of Associated Retail Operations. “They are great ambassadors for our stores.”

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.

Andrew Hadlock will now represent the state of Utah during the National Grocers Association’s best bagger competition on February 11, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We work hard to provide an atmosphere where young people can be successful at work and develop a pattern of accomplishment for life,” said Darin Peirce, District Manager of Associated Retail Operations. “We love when their efforts are rewarded during these competitions.”



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:,,,, Associated Food Stores can be found on the internet at


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