Corporate Overview | History
First Clicks store opens in St Georges Street, Cape Town
Clicks Stores Limited listed on the JSE with a market capitalisation of R10 million
Group turnover exceeds R100 million; 44 stores
Clickdin Limited listed as a holding company on the JSE.
Acquisition of Discom, comprising 11 stores
Jack Goldin sells control of the company to Score Food Group
Group turnover exceeds R500 million; 155 stores
Acquisition of Musica, the country’s leading music retail brand, at a cost of R1.2 million
Control of the group moves to The Premier Group Limited
Turnover exceeds R1 billion; 330 stores
Clicks ClubCard loyalty programme launched.
New Clicks Holdings listed on the JSE with a market capitalisation of R880 million
Malbak unbundles through the distribution of its holdings to shareholders. The company has no controlling shareholder for the first time.
Acquisition of Compact Disc Wherehouse, a specialist music store
New Clicks expands to Australia with the acquisition of the 70-store Priceline chain from Jack Goldin for R177 million.
Group turnover R4.0 billion; 628 stores.
Acquisition of House in Australia, a 66-store homeware franchise brand, for R168 million
Acquisition of Modisons, a discount retail chain in KwaZulu-Natal, for R20 million, which was then integrated into Discom
The Body Shop opens its first store in Africa, at Sandton City in Johannesburg, through a franchise agreement with The Body Shop International
Acquisition of Price Attack in Australia, a speciality haircare franchise brand comprising 94 stores, for R89 million
Priceline Pharmacy launched in Australia
Acquisition of wholesale distribution company, New United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) for R281 million.
Legislation passed enabling dispensaries to be introduced into Clicks stores
Group turnover R7.4 billion; 729 stores + 191 franchise stores in Australia
New Clicks Australia sold to a consortium of private equity investors for A$107 million
First Clicks pharmacy opens in Sea Point, Cape Town
Group turnover R8.0 billion; 681 stores
Clicks opens its 100th dispensary in Knysna
Group turnover R10.0 billion; 664 stores
Clicks introduces a branded credit card as an extension of its successful ClubCard loyalty programme
Sale of Discom to Edcon for R216 million
UPD acquires Kalahari Medical Distributors in Botswana.
The 150th Clicks Pharmacy opens at Hyde Park shopping centre, Johannesburg
The purchase of a 60% stake in courier pharmacy, Direct Medicines, which is rebranded Clicks Direct Medicines.
New Clicks Holdings changes its name to Clicks Group Limited.
JSE listing transferred to Food and Drug Retailers sector.
200th Clicks Pharmacy opens at Constantia Village Shopping Centre in Cape Town
Clicks opens its 250th pharmacy in the Gardens Centre, Cape Town
Clicks Group qualifies for the JSE Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index for the first time
Broad-based equity ownership scheme launched for all Clicks Group employees
Launch of Clicks Helping Hands Trust
400th Clicks store opens in Umhlali, KwaZulu-Natal.
300th pharmacy opens in Franschhoek.
Group turnover R15.4 billion; operating profit exceeds R1 billion; 595 stores.
Group turnover R17.5 billion; 607 stores.
GNC launched in South Africa through an exclusive franchise agreement with the Clicks Group.
Group turnover R19.1 billion; 632 stores.
Claire's launched through an exclusive franchise agreement with the Clicks Group.
Group turnover R22.1 billion; 657 stores.
ClubCard reached 6 million active members
400th pharmacy opens in Pietermaritzburg.
Group turnover R24.2 billion; 689 stores.
Outsourcing agreement with Netcare approved by Competition authorities.