The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

Let’s step back in time, say around 1885, and stop to shop at the W.W. Wickel Drugstore. Your prescription for amoxicillin? Some flashlight batteries? Perhaps a humorous greeting card or a box of Band-Aids. I don’t think so. How different the stock of today’s drugstore is from the store of that era. The American drugstore…

Medical Equipment Section Turns 1!

Medical Equipment Section Turns 1!

We are now entering our second year with our medical equipment expansion. Over the course of the last 12 months it has been amazing how all the extra space has allowed us to not only expand the offerings we have had for years, but also offer hundreds of new items and services. We had rented…

Oswald's Delivery Fleet

Oswald's Delivery Fleet

I’m sure many of you a familiar with the Ozzie Mobile, our delivery van. We use the van to not only deliver prescriptions all over town but also to deliver lift chairs, hospital beds and other equipment all over the Chicago suburbs. This current version of the Ozzie Mobile is the latest in a long…

Naperville History Comes Alive on Ozzie's Social Media

Naperville History Comes Alive on Ozzie's Social Media

Alex here, Oswald’s resident tech guy. Not sure if you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram lately, but we’ve been having a lot of fun posting old Naperville photos. As a 6th generation family member working for the pharmacy, we’ve got a lot of old photos kicking around! Keep an eye on…

Help Celebrate Our 140 Birthday!

Help Celebrate Our 140 Birthday!

I hope you are reading this before October third. Because that’s when we will celebrate our 140th Anniversary all day at the store! We will have specials on both sides of the store, a free Boars Head hot dog lunch from noon to 1:30, demonstrations, samples and fun for all! There will be plenty of…

New Sliding Doors added to Oswald's Entry!

New Sliding Doors added to Oswald's Entry!

Come on in and see our new sliding doors. We have installed brand new Stanley sliding doors to make it more convenient for our customers, young and old to get into the store! October third is our 140th Anniversary Party!!!! We are going to be pulling out all the stops to have a great celebration.…

Check Out our New Medical Equipment Department!

Check Out our New Medical Equipment Department!

We made it! The new Oswald’s Healthcare Shop is now open and humming along! We now have Chicagoland’s best selection of lift chairs on our sales floor – fifteen different chairs to try out! We have over twenty rolling walkers to choose from. There are three electric scooters and a power chair on display. Our…

New Medical Equipment Department Now Open!

New Medical Equipment Department Now Open!

The build out on the new expanded Oswald’s is complete except for a couple of small items! We have been moving stock into what we have been calling our new “Healthcare Shop” for the past few days. The place looks fantastic. Make sure you stop in and take a look through the store and see…

Medical Equipment Expansion Well Underway

Medical Equipment Expansion Well Underway

The Oswald’s 2015 expansion project is moving full steam ahead. Next time you are in the store make sure to take a peak across the way and see what we are up to. By the first week of July we should have carpeting installed, ceiling overhead and fixtures coming in and being installed. In mid…

We are Expanding!

We are Expanding!

If you have noticed a little bit of commotion in the store over the last month, it’s nothing to be concerned with. We have decided to enlarge the store by taking over the old ReMax space next door. We will be cutting two large openings in the wall to allow easy access from the current…

140th Anniversary Prize Drawing

140th Anniversary Prize Drawing

Make sure you stop in soon to enter our first prize drawing celebrating our 140th anniversary! Top prize is a $500 Ozzies gift card with many other prizes too! You must stop int the store to enter. No purchase is necessary. Entry deadline and drawing will be held at the Girls on Gartner event, Wednesday May…

100 Years – Oswald's Pharmacy

100 Years – Oswald's Pharmacy

Happy February! We are already a month into 2015, a year that has a couple of  items of note for Oswald’s Pharmacy. If you look at the masthead of this month’s OzzieGram you will see that this is our 15th year sending out our two page letter with health tips, information, fun facts and of…