David Kneale
(CEO of Clicks Group Limited)

Clicks Group Limited is a specialist retail group with a portfolio that includes over 550 stores nationally, providing health, beauty and lifestyle merchandise, with a special focus on pharmacy.

Clicks was launched in 1968 when entrepreneur Jack Goldin opened the first store in Cape Town. By the time it listed in 1979, the Group had expanded to 30 stores nationally. After a series of sales (Score Food Group in 1988 and Premier Group in 1992), Malbak subsidiary New Clicks Holdings acquired the company in 1995.

The following year New Clicks Holdings listed on the JSE with a market capitalisation of R880 million. Malbak subsequently unbundled (1997) leaving New Clicks without a controlling shareholder. Subsequently, the Group diversified, acquiring several lifestyle brands including Musica and The Body Shop.

From the late 1990s, with the expected changing of the law to allow ownership of pharmacies by individuals (and businesses) other than pharmacists, New Clicks Holdings readied itself to achieve a long cherished dream: the integration of pharmacies into the stores of the flagship Clicks division. The first Clicks pharmacy was opened in Cape Town in March 2004. Today, Clicks is the largest pharmacy chain in South Africa with over 250 in-store dispensaries...MORE

Clicks Group stories in the

Clicks  Screen time

In order to keep you loitering suspiciously at the pharmacy counter, or perhaps to increase your impulse purchases of corn plasters and reflux meds, C...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 09/05/17

Clicks  Strong Medicine

Characteristically robust interims from Clicks last week, with turnover up 8.5% to R13.1bn and operating profit up 14.7% higher to R840m. The Clicks c...    MORE

IOL 24/04/17

Clicks  Healthy numbers

From Clicks, for those of you who missed our one page update last week, a cracker of a trading update: turnover up 8.6% to R10bn, for the 20 weeks to ...    MORE

Business Day 27/01/17

Clicks  “Shell I swipe your card ma’am?”

And speaking of cheap petrol, which we’re pretty sure we were earlier, in our rambling distracted way, Clicks is offering, well, not cheap gas exactly...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 05/12/16

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