Another national ‘Best Bagger’ champ from West Seattle’s Metropolitan Market! Congratulations to Candice Lastimado


Candice Lastimado from Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral won the National Grocers Association’s “Best Bagger” title tonight – three years after another employee from the store, Andrew Borracchini, took the title. Here’s the announcement we just received:

West Seattle Courtesy Clerk Candice Lastimado Wins 2016 National “Best Bagger” Championship
Metropolitan Market Employee Takes Home $10,000 Prize

Candice Lastimado, an employee at the West Seattle Metropolitan Market, captured the championship trophy and a check for $10,000 in heated competition at the 30th Annual National Best Bagger Battle held tonight in Las Vegas, NV.

The 2016 national competition, sponsored by the National Grocers Association (NGA), drew contestants from 25 states. Contestants from Washington have won the NGA National Best Bagger championship in three of the last four years.

“Candice did an outstanding job in competition,” said Jan Gee, Washington Food Industry Association President and CEO. “Candice showed amazing poise and just got the job done in the face of stiff competition.”

Candice won the state title four months ago, setting up the trip to tonight’s finals. We hope to find out more tomorrow.

6 Replies to "Another national 'Best Bagger' champ from West Seattle's Metropolitan Market! Congratulations to Candice Lastimado"

  • JanS March 1, 2016 (12:19 am)

    yay!  nice prize !

  • CMP March 1, 2016 (6:39 am)

    Congratulations Candice, very exciting!  

  • waikikigirl March 1, 2016 (8:40 am)

    Congratulations Candice__________GIRL POWER!!!!

  • TW March 1, 2016 (10:23 am)

    Way to go Candace!

  • CanDo March 1, 2016 (11:47 am)

     Congratulations!  Way to go!

  • johnbjr March 11, 2016 (2:40 pm)

    She’s a University of Washington Tacoma student, and approaches her studies with the same intensity and sense of purpose. Congrats!

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