Oswald’s Pharmacy at the 2019 VGM Heartland Conference

Oswald’s Pharmacy at the 2019 VGM Heartland Conference

Retail DME is Growing! 2019 marks my third year attending the VGM Group’s Heartland Conference in Waterloo, Iowa. VGM Group is the nation’s largest member-service organization for post-acute care in HME/DME, complex rehab, home modification and more. The Heartland Conference brings hundreds of VGM members together in Waterloo, Iowa once a year for education, peer-to-peer…

Kids in the Family Business

Kids in the Family Business

When we work on Oswald’s social media, we often find ourselves digging through the ‘archives’ of old family photos. It’s always exciting to come across pictures of kids in the pharmacy. Like this picture of my father Bill at the pharmacy (c. 1962): Or this picture of my Grandma dressed in a Kodak Film box…

How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

How We Measure Up: Being an Independent Pharmacy in 2019

When my Great Grandfather Harold Kester ran the pharmacy back in the 1950s, there were about 10,000[1] people in living in Naperville. Residents had three pharmacy choices: Oswald’s, Albrecht’s or Naperville Pharmacy. If you were new to town, you most likely chose where to get your prescriptions filled through word-of-mouth. Outside of conversation, perhaps you’d…

New Product Alert: Vivi G’z

New Product Alert: Vivi G’z

As the father of an infant and a toddler, I always love seeing new items that help parents. Especially ones that fit into product categories at Oswald’s Pharmacy! While we’re not necessarily a shoe or clothing store, our gift buyers bring in plenty of carefully curated boutique lines we know our customers will love. Vivi…

Oswald’s Goes to Medtrade 2018

Oswald’s Goes to Medtrade 2018

Where does one go to learn about the latest innovations in the home medical equipment industry? How do we always have the latest and greatest on our medical equipment showroom floor? Medtrade, of course! This year our DME manager Jerry and I traveled to Atlanta for Medtrade 2018. Medtrade’s mission is “to provide high quality…

Children’s Food Allergies and Halloween

Children’s Food Allergies and Halloween

Did you know 8% percent of children have food allergies? That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom[1]. As the parent of a child who has severe food allergies, I think about the challenges the holidays bring to all families dealing with allergies. Walking down the Pharmacy’s Halloween Candy aisle, 90% of…

Natural and Organic Deodorants: Products that Actually Work!

Natural and Organic Deodorants: Products that Actually Work!

Recently we decided to expand our natural and organic product selection. One of the first categories we decided to tackle was deodorant. We know smelling good is pretty important, and with concerns around aluminum-based deodorants growing, we knew we could find some great alternative options for our customers – and team members! Our main product…

Oswald’s Sidewalk Sale 2018! July 13-15

Oswald’s Sidewalk Sale 2018! July 13-15

Join Oswald’s Pharmacy for our very own sidewalk sale in Naperville Plaza on July 13, 14 and 15! Come enjoy the summer, sales and all the plaza has to offer! -Huge selection of DEEPLY DISCOUNTED toys, gifts and more! -Discontinued/overstock medical equipment and devices Super Sale! -Prize Wheel to receive even larger discounts! -10% off…

Traditional Wet Shaving is making a Comeback!

Traditional Wet Shaving is making a Comeback!

Join the Wet Shaving movement with a great selection of products at Ozzie’s When we moved our family’s pharmacy from Downtown Naperville to Naperville Plaza in 2004, we had a basement filled with over 125 years of retail pharmacy odds and ends. One of my favorite finds was an antique battery powered double-edged safety razor.…

February Love Your Lift Chair Sale!

February Love Your Lift Chair Sale!

Oswald’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day by hosting a HUGE lift chair sale all through February and early March (sale ends March 11)! Save up to $250 on select models at purchase! No coupon needed! Come visit our large 5,000 sq. ft. showroom and try out over 25 models on our floor. All lift chairs will…