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16 October, 2019 | Category: Employees

Al Gagliardi


Business address:
Southern Chester County Pharmacy and Southern Chester County Durable Medical Equipment, Inc.
1011 W. Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA 19390
610-869-4221 (fax)

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I entered Temple University,School of Pharmacy in 1964, became Vice President of my class, a member of Phi Delta Chi and the Athletic Director of my fraternity until 1969 when I then graduated and proceeded to work for an Independent Pharmacy for 3 years.

Then decided to enter the business world and opened my first Pharmacy in 1972, the Drexeline Plaza Pharmacy in Drexel Hill, Pa.

After a few years, I became active in the Delaware County Pharmacy Association and was President for 2 terms.

I proceeded to open my 2nd Pharmacy in 1980, the Cedarwood Pharmacy, in Glenolden, Pa with the thought of beginning my own "little chain" with the Independent attitude and continued my quest when I opened my current practice in 1982, the Southern Chester County Pharmacy and the Southern Chester County Durable Medical Equipment, Inc. and became a member of the Chester County Pharmacy Association.

As time went by and personal reasons I sold my first two stores but retained the later but never lost site of the "act like a chain, look like a chain" mentality.

I became President of the Independent Pharmacy Buying Group, Inc. (IPBG) in 1996 with my co-founders, Carlos Rios, R.Ph. and Harold "Hesh" Sparkler, R.Ph. The three of us all owning our own Pharmacies, realized that we had to find a better way to survive in the ever changing industry that we are involved in.

IPBG was the innovator of the cost plus .... to cost + zero.... to the now popular cost minus. We have developed a buying program with the cooperation of AmerisourceBergen along with their Good Neighbor Pharmacy network that gives you the buying power you need along with local and national advertising and a PBM to give you the chain atmosphere but lets YOU give the Independent service that only YOU know how to give.

Thank you for your time and for considering joining IPBG. We would love to have you as a member!!.........Al Gagliardi

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