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Clicks

Parent Company: Clicks Group Limited

Brand Value: $409 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg

Industry: Retail

Year Formed: 1968

When Clicks launched in 1968, legislation prevented corporate ownership of pharmacies resulting in this drugstore operating without selling drugs until the laws changed in 2003.  A year later Clicks opened its first pharmacy. After years of solid growth, the company established itself as a leader in retail pharmacy. In 2017 alone, Clicks opened 111 stores and 73 pharmacies, bringing its total store count to 622 across Africa. The company now employs over 14,000 people. Clicks retains 22% market share of retail pharmacy market, 25.6% of the private pharmaceutical market, and over 28% of the skincare market. Clicks also operates primacy care clinics in nearly 200 of its stores. With 2017 revenues of R26.8 billion, nearly half from its 7 million active loyalty club members, the company returned its shareholders R677 million (a return on equity of 44.1% and a 25.2% shareholder return).  Its R518 million investment in store renovations, new store launches, training and technology will be dwarfed by its planned 2018 reinvestment of R680 million to refurbish and modernize, ensuring Clicks will continue to meet the growing demand for both in-store and online offerings for years to come.