The UFIA 2018 Annual Conference and Celebration was held on August 22nd at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT.  New officers and directors were elected to lead the organization. Doug Allen, former owner of Blue Mountain Foods in Monticello Utah, was inducted into the Utah Food Industry Hall of Fame.  Greg Jones, Corporate Pharmacy Supervisor at Harmons was also recognized with the industry’s Impact Award for his outstanding work in combating the opiate abuse crisis in Utah.

International speaker, author and time management guru Dave Crenshaw spoke to attendees and provided some great tools for being more effective and achieving results. 

The Utah Food Industry Association also hosted its annual best bagger contest and crowned the 2018 state bagging champion Julina Call. Julina is a bagger at the Macey's Sandy store and captured top honors at the state contest hosted by UFIA. Julina won $500 and an all expense paid trip to San Diego to represent Utah in the National Best Bagger contest in February of 2019.



UFIA Hall of Fame

Doug Allen  Blue Mountain Foods

Doug Allen

Blue Mountain Foods


UFIA Impact Award

Greg Jones  2017 Annual Awards Luncheon

Greg Jones

2017 Annual Awards Luncheon


Utah's Best Bagger Winners
Dave Crenshaw


Julina Call (pictured center) takes home the title of Utah's best bagger. Julina will now compete against baggers from across the country at the National Best Bagger competition. The National Grocers Association will host the event in February of 2019 in sunny San Diego. Good luck Julina!