The UFIA 2016 Annual Conference and Celebration was held on August 23rd at the Davis County Conference Center in Layton, UT.  New officers and directors were elected to lead the organization and Jim Davis, owner of Davis Food and Drug, was inducted into the Utah Food Industry Hall of Fame.  The Utah Food Bank was also recognized with the industry’s impact award.  The association also paid tribute to a longtime friend of the food industry and former operations manager for the Utah Food Bank, Clark Wood.  Clark passed away in May and will be sorely missed by all of his friends in the food industry.  The recognition and tribute videos can be viewed below.

UFIA Hall of Fame

Jim Davis Owner Davis Food and Drug

Jim Davis

Owner Davis Food and Drug

Pictured From Right to Left:  Edgar Wright - UFIA Chair, Lee Davis,  Debbie Davis, Jim Davis, CJ Davis, Jani Davis, Dave Davis - UFIA C.E.O.

Pictured From Right to Left: 
Edgar Wright - UFIA Chair, Lee Davis, 
Debbie Davis, Jim Davis, CJ Davis, Jani Davis, Dave Davis - UFIA C.E.O.

 
 

UFIA Impact Award

 
 
 

UFIA Special Tribute
Clark Wood

 

State of Utah Best Bagger Contest

The State’s best bagger was crowned at the UFIA annual conference and this year’s top honors went to Molly Dittman from Harmons.  As our state champion Molly has earned the right to compete in the National Best Bagger contest which will be held in February in Las Vegas, NV.  Molly will have the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 at the national competition.  Defending state champion Kaylee Hudson from Macey’s was this year’s runner up with Brody Barney from Harmons bringing home the bronze.  Our hats are off to all of the competitors who did an outstanding job of representing their individual stores.

  Pictured from Left to Right Edgar Wright - UFIA Chair, Brody Barney, Molly Dittman, Kaylee Hudson, Dave Davis - UFIA CEO

  Pictured from Left to Right

Edgar Wright - UFIA Chair, Brody Barney, Molly Dittman, Kaylee Hudson, Dave Davis - UFIA CEO

Keynote Speaker
Kevin Paul Scott

Kevin, author of two books, including “8 Essential Exchanges,” has consulted with leaders from Kroger, Cox Communications, United Way, and others. He has spoken before groups on six continents and with leaders from more than 100 countries. 

Kevin is sought after by media outlets and has appeared as a guest panelist on CNN, Fox News Channel, CNBC, Fox Business, and the Business News Network. Additionally, Kevin’s expert opinion has been featured numerous publications, including: Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.