The beginning ...

  1. Founded by visionary retailer Jack Goldin, the first Clicks store opens its doors on 6 August, 1968 in St George’s Street in Cape Town.

  2. Clicks was originally conceived as a drugstore but owing to restrictive legislation in South Africa at the time Jack's pharmacy dream was only realised 35 years later.

1968

 
  1. From the outset the brand commits to offering its customers value with the promise of You Pay Less at Clicks.

  2. Clicks remains true to it's heritage as a value retailer, being price competitive with all national retailers.

1971

 
  1. Clicks expands outside the Western Cape when it opens a store on West Street in Durban.

  2. Today, Clicks has 650 stores in southern Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.

1978

 
  1. Clicks launches its own label products under the "You Pay Less" brand.

  2. Today, private label and exclusive brand products contribute to over 22% of sales.

  3. Private label brands include Pay Less, Safeway, Kambrook, Made4Baby, Smartbite, Smartlife, D'licious while exclusive brands include Oh So Heavenly and Sorbet.

1979

 
  1. Clicks Stores Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of R10 million.

  2. In 2009, New Clicks Holdings changes its name to Clicks Group Limited. The listing is transferred to the Food and Drug Retailers sector on the JSE.

  3. In April 2018, the market capitalisation of Clicks Group stood at R50 billion.

1983

 
  1. Clicks opens its head office in Woodstock, Cape Town, the site of the current head office.

  2. Clicks Group now employs 15 300 people across southern Africa.

1995

 
  1. Clicks ClubCard Loyalty Programme is launched - it's the first of it's kind in Africa.

  2. In 2017 alone, R320 million was paid to ClubCard members in cashback rewards.

  3. Today, ClubCard has 7.5 million active members and has been independently rated as South Africa's leading loyalty programme.

1999

 
  1. The first distribution centre opens in Cape Town and marks the move towards centrallised distribution.

  2. Today, Click's delivers over 344 million units each year, supplying 98% of Clicks' product needs, through three distribution centres.

  3. Over 90 000 deliveries are made to the Clicks store network annually, with drivers covering over 4.5 million kilometres each year.

2001

 
  1. The Body Shop franchise agreement is signed and the first store in Africa is opened in Sandton City, Johannesburg.

  2. Today, The Body Shop products are sold exclusively in close to 150 Clicks stores and 58 stand-alone stores.

2003

 
  1. Jack Goldin’s vision is finally realised when legislation is passed enabling corporate pharmacy ownership in South Africa for the first time.

  2. United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) becomes part of the Clicks Group. The business services the pharmaceutical needs of Clicks, major hospital groups and independent pharmacies.

  3. Today, UPD is South Africa's leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler and the only one with a national presence.

2004

 
  1. The first Clicks pharmacy is opened in Sea Point, Cape Town.

  2. Today, Clicks is the country's largest pharmacy chain with 500 in-store pharmacies.

2007

 
  1. UPD commissions its automated pharmaceutical warehouse in Gauteng - the first of its kind in southern Africa.

  2. Today, UPD has the largest automated fine wholesale facility in the country.

2008

 
  1. Clicks extends its pharmacy offering when it acquires a courier company which enables nationwide delivery of medicines directly to patients.

  2. Today, Clicks Direct Medicines operates from over 70 store hubs to facilitate a more efficient delivery within communities.

2009

 
  1. UPD introduces bulk distribution services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and doubles its warehouse capacity in Gauteng, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth between 2009 and 2018.

  2. Today, UPD has a portfolio of over 20 pharmaceutical manufacturer distribution clients and is a market leader in this sector.

2010

 
  1. Clicks Group launches a broad-based employee share owndership scheme to accelerate transformation and retain talent.

  2. Over 5 800 employees share in the R1.3 billion value created through the scheme in the first 50% payout in 2018. The remaining 50% will be paid in 2019.

  3. R100 million will be donated by the share ownership Trust over the next two years which will fund 100 education bursaries every year.

2011

 
  1. Clicks Helping Hand Trust launched to deliver free basic healthcare testing and wellness services to disadvantaged South Africans through Clicks clinics.

  2. Over 125 000 lives have been positively impacted by the Helping Hand Trust.

  3. Today, 200 clinics in Clicks pharmacies provide primary care health services to customers.

2011

 
  1. The first private label scheduled medicines are launched.

  2. Today, Clicks offers over 100 private label generic medicines which provide lower priced alternatives for patients.

2012

 
  1. The first Sorbet products were introduced into Clicks stores.

  2. In 2013, Sorbet Brands is established to further develop the Sorbet business, with Clicks owning a 25% stake.

  3. Sorbet's colour cosmetics range was launched in March 2018, with Clicks now offering over 500 Sorbet products.

2013

 
  1. Introduction of Feel Good Pay Less customer promise as Clicks entrenches its positioning as a value retailer.

  2. Today, Clicks is synonymous with 3 for 2 promotions and with its promotional programme, new product launches, wide range of private label and exclusive products, Clicks offers great value every day.

2014

 
  1. GNC, a global leader in health and wellness supplements, launches in South Africa through an exclusive franchise agreement with Clicks.

  2. Today, GNC products are offered in over 380 Click's stores.

2015

 
  1. Claire's, the international accessories brand for young women and girls, launches in Clicks through an exclusive franchise agreement.

  2. Claire's products are available in over 200 Clicks stores.

2016

 
  1. Clicks extends customer convenience when it launches an online shopping platform, offering over 15 000 products. Customers can choose Click and Collect in store or home delivery.

  2. Clicks introduces a mobile app which includes a virtual ClubCard.

  3. The Health Hub, an extensive online content resource, is launched which entrenches the brand's authority in health.

2017

 
  1. Long-term outsourcing agreement concluded with the Netcare Group.

  2. Clicks opens stores in 43 Netcare hospitals and takes over the management of the pharmacies in 37 Medicross and dental centres.

2018

 
  1. Clicks celebrates the opening of its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station, Johannesburg.

  2. August 2018 will see Clicks celebrate the 50th aniversary of its founding.

  3. The long term goal is 900 stores in South Africa.

The beginning ...

  1. Founded by visionary retailer Jack Goldin, the first Clicks store opens its doors on 6 August, 1968 in St George’s Street in Cape Town.

  2. Clicks was originally conceived as a drugstore but owing to restrictive legislation in South Africa at the time Jack's pharmacy dream was only realised 35 years later.

1968

  1. From the outset the brand commits to offering its customers value with the promise of You Pay Less at Clicks.

  2. Clicks remains true to it's heritage as a value retailer, being price competitive with all national retailers.

1971

  1. Clicks expands outside the Western Cape when it opens a store on West Street in Durban.

  2. Today, Clicks has 650 stores in southern Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.

1978

  1. Clicks launches its own label products under the "You Pay Less" brand.

  2. Today, private label and exclusive brand products
    contribute to over 22% of sales.

  3. Private label brands include Pay Less, Safeway, Kambrook, Made4Baby, Smartbite, Smartlife, D'licious while exclusive brands include Oh So Heavenly and Sorbet.

1979

  1. Clicks Stores Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of R10 million.

  2. In 2009, New Clicks Holdings changes its name to Clicks Group Limited. The listing is transferred to the Food and Drug Retailers sector on the JSE.

  3. In April 2018, the market capitalisation of Clicks Group stood at R50 billion.

1983

  1. Clicks opens its head office in Woodstock, Cape Town, the site of the current head office.

  2. Clicks Group now employs 15 300 people across southern Africa.

1995

  1. Clicks ClubCard Loyalty Programme is launched - it's the first of it's kind in Africa.

  2. In 2017 alone, R320 million was paid to ClubCard members in cashback rewards.

  3. Today, ClubCard has 7.5 million active members and has been independently rated as South Africa's leading loyalty programme.

1999

  1. The first distribution centre opens in Cape Town and marks the move towards centrallised distribution.

  2. Today, Click's delivers over 344 million units each year, supplying 98% of Clicks' product needs, through three distribution centres.

  3. Over 90 000 deliveries are made to the Clicks store network annually, with drivers covering over 4.5 million kilometres each year.

2001

  1. The Body Shop franchise agreement is signed and the first store in Africa is opened in Sandton City, Johannesburg.

  2. Today, The Body Shop products are sold exclusively in close to 150 Clicks stores and 58 stand-alone stores.

2003

  1. Jack Goldin’s vision is finally realised when legislation is passed enabling corporate pharmacy ownership in South Africa for the first time.

  2. United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) becomes part of the Clicks Group. The business services the pharmaceutical needs of Clicks, major hospital groups and independent pharmacies.

  3. Today, UPD is South Africa's leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler and the only one with a national presence.

2004

  1. The first Clicks pharmacy is opened in Sea Point, Cape Town.

  2. Today, Clicks is the country's largest pharmacy chain with 500 in-store pharmacies.

2007

  1. UPD commissions its automated pharmaceutical warehouse in Gauteng - the first of its kind in southern Africa.

  2. Today, UPD has the largest automated fine wholesale facility in the country.

2008

  1. Clicks extends its pharmacy offering when it acquires a courier company which enables nationwide delivery of medicines directly to patients.

  2. Today, Clicks Direct Medicines operates from over 70 store hubs to facilitate a more efficient delivery within communities.

2009

  1. UPD introduces bulk distribution services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and doubles its warehouse capacity in Gauteng, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth between 2009 and 2018.

  2. Today, UPD has a portfolio of over 20 pharmaceutical manufacturer distribution clients and is a market leader in this sector.

2010

  1. Clicks Group launches a broad-based employee share owndership scheme to accelerate transformation and retain talent.

  2. Over 5 800 employees share in the R1.3 billion value created through the scheme in the first 50% payout in 2018. The remaining 50% will be paid in 2019.

  3. R100 million will be donated by the share ownership Trust over the next two years which will fund 100 education bursaries every year.

2011

  1. Clicks Helping Hand Trust launched to deliver free basic healthcare testing and wellness services to disadvantaged South Africans through Clicks clinics.

  2. Over 125 000 lives have been positively impacted by the Helping Hand Trust.

  3. Today, 200 clinics in Clicks pharmacies provide primary care health services to customers.

2011

  1. The first private label scheduled medicines are launched.

  2. Today, Clicks offers over 100 private label generic medicines which provide lower priced alternatives for patients.

2012

  1. The first Sorbet products were introduced into Clicks stores.

  2. In 2013, Sorbet Brands is established to further develop the Sorbet business, with Clicks owning a 25% stake.

  3. Sorbet's colour cosmetics range was launched in March 2018, with Clicks now offering over 500 Sorbet products.

2013

  1. Introduction of Feel Good Pay Less customer promise as Clicks entrenches its positioning as a value retailer.

  2. Today, Clicks is synonymous with 3 for 2 promotions and with its promotional programme, new product launches, wide range of private label and exclusive products, Clicks offers great value every day.

2014

  1. GNC, a global leader in health and wellness supplements, launches in South Africa through an exclusive franchise agreement with Clicks.

  2. Today, GNC products are offered in over 380 Click's stores.

2015

  1. Claire's, the international accessories brand for young women and girls, launches in Clicks through an exclusive franchise agreement.

  2. Claire's products are available in over 200 Clicks stores.

2016

  1. Clicks extends customer convenience when it launches an online shopping platform, offering over 15 000 products. Customers can choose Click and Collect in store or home delivery.

  2. Clicks introduces a mobile app which includes a virtual ClubCard.

  3. The Health Hub, an extensive online content resource, is launched which entrenches the brand's authority in health.

2017

  1. Long-term outsourcing agreement concluded with the Netcare Group.

  2. Clicks opens stores in 43 Netcare hospitals and takes over the management of the pharmacies in 37 Medicross and dental centres.

2018

  1. Clicks celebrates the opening of its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station, Johannesburg.

  2. August 2018 will see Clicks celebrate the 50th aniversary of its founding.

  3. The long term goal is 900 stores in South Africa.