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September 22, 1982 - In 61 years of grocery history at Hammer and Wikan’s, one of the biggest changes has been the initiation of a charge for deliveries. Before, delivery was as common as it is now for shoppers to maneuver carts through the aisles and pick out their own onions and flour.

John Hammer and Andrew Wikan formed their partnership in 1921 to sell milk purchased from Point Agassiz farmers. They originally set up shop in a shed rented from Pacific Coast and Norway Packing Co., and in 1924 they bought the lot on which they began construction for their store. What is now Hammer and...

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