Hannaford’s employee wins Vermont bagging crown

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Wed, 09/23/2009 - 8:31am -- admin

Dawn Tye of the Hannaford Supermarket on Dorset Street, South Burlington, bested other competitors to become the 2009 Vermont “Best Bagger.” The competition took place September 12 during the Vermont Food Industry’s annual convention and expo at the Miller Expo Centre at the Champlain Valley Exposition.
Tye, an employee of Hannaford’s for the past 9 years, won the competition from a field of contestants from supermarkets around the state. Store manager, Stuart Bird said, “We are very proud of her performance at the competition and look forward to her participation at the nationals.” Her next competition will be in Las Vegas, representing Vermont at the national contest this winter, which is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Grocers Association.
Second place honors went to Robyn Spittle of Shaw’s, third went to Melissa Strickland of Price Chopper and fourth to Marcia Piper of Mac’s. Judges for this year’s event were two UVM basketball players, Pat Bergmann and Taunya Young and Doug Davis from the Burlington School District.
The Vermont Grocers' Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 700 stores and 245 suppliers to the industry. The "Best Bagger" competition was held on Saturday, September 12 and was emceed by Gilles Moreau of M & M Beverage in Barre.