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The National Grocers Association's recently crowned 2015 Best Bagger Champion David Tochinskiy of Spokane, Wash.-based Rosauers Supermarkets, was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, Tuesday, Feb.17 on CBS. The winner of the Best Bagger Championship is often featured on the show; see Tochinskiy's face-off of with Letterman here.
Having defeated 24 competitors nationwide based on speed, technique, weight distribution and style at the recent NGA Show in Las Vegas, Tochinskiy took home the $10,000 grand prize as well as NGA's "Golden Grocery Bag" trophy.
"This competition brings attention to a very important aspect of a consumer's shopping experience as it is the bagger who serves as the last touch to the shopper," said NGA President/CEO Peter Larkin. "A big congratulations to David Tochinskiy for showcasing your exceptional bagging techniques and ultimately taking home the title of Best Bagger Champion."
The competition was emceed this year by Food Network star Duff Goldman and sponsored by PepsiCo.