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Parent Company: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Brand Value: $319 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg

Year on Year Change: -17 percent

Industry: Retail

Year Formed: 1978

Since 1978, Dis-Chem pharmacies has expanded into a chain of roughly 115 stores and 200 clinics with a strong concentration in Gauteng.  It operates primarily through a “pharmacy first” philosophy that ensures every time a customer enters a store, a pharmacist is available. The store also sells baby care, nutrition, and health and beauty products, among others—and is known for its discount positioning. More than many brands, Dis-Chem has embraced social responsibility.  Through the Dis-Chem Foundation, the brand supports social workers and caregivers who work with NGOs to provide food, shelter, and safe havens for abused children and abandoned babies, as well as the elderly and disabled.