Founded in 1968, the group has been listed on the JSE since 1996. Following changes in South African legislation in 2003 to allow corporate pharmacy ownership, the group entered the retail pharmacy market with the opening of the first Clicks pharmacy in 2004.
Clicks, Musica, The Body Shop, GNC and Claire’s are market-leading brands and have a combined footprint of 795 stores, including 38 in the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
UPD is South Africa’s leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler and the only one with a national presence. UPD was acquired in 2003 to provide the distribution capability for the group’s healthcare strategy.
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|The Body Shop||51||2||53||122|
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