“Katie not only won the hearts of everyone here in San Diego, but also represented DLM with enthusiasm,” Jerry Post, DLM Oakwood’s store director, said in a release. “She made us proud.”
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West placed first in the Ohio Grocers Association’s Best Bagger Competition in August.
West, a Kettering Fairmont High School graduate and Wright State University student, started working for Dorothy Lane Market in 2016.
The first National Grocers Association contest was held in 1987 in Dallas, featuring two contestants and former NFL Quarterback Terry Bradshaw as the emcee. Since then, it has grown into an annual event that includes as many as 25 statewide bagging contest winners.