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Parent Company: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Brand Value: $383 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg

Industry: Retail

Year Formed: 1978

Since 1978, Dis-Chem pharmacies has expanded into a chain of 115 stores that includes over 200 clinics with highly concentrated geographic concentration and strength in Gauteng.  With over 4 million loyalty customers accounting for 73% of its sales, Dis-Chem generated R6.7 billion in retail turnover (up 14.3% vs. 2016) with operating profits of R1.1 billion. The chain plans to double its store count over the coming five to eight years and expects to open 21 new stores in 2018.  Through the Dis-Chem Foundation, a team of compassionate social workers and caregivers work closely with registered NGOs to support struggling communities who need food and shelter, providing safe havens for abused children and abandoned babies, as well as the elderly and disabled. The food garden at their head office donates fresh produce to 23 feeding schemes.