As the California Grocers Association celebrates its 100th anniversary, it's a tough job finding anyone who remembers the first CGA convention, or any of the first 50 or so. But in interviews with SN, an assortment of retailers and others, both retired and active, recalled memories of previous CGA conventions and what the association has meant to them. Their comments follow: ention in 1953, when someone didn't show up and I had to fill in on a panel discussing how to move close-out items. ...

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