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Dis-Chem is the second largest retail pharmacy chain in South Africa, with 165 stores, plus 4 in Namibia and 1 in Botswana. The chain had a total revenue of 21.4 billion South African rand in 2019. 



What does Dis-Chem stand for?

Dispensary chemist you get anything @dis chem.

Who is the owner of Dis-Chem?

Ivan Leon Saltzman

Ivan Leon Saltzman is the CEO & Founder at Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Is Dis-Chem a South African brand?

History. Dis-Chem was founded when recently qualified pharamacists, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman, opened their first retail pharmacy in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Is clicks cheaper than Dis-Chem?

While Dis-Chem enjoyed faster revenue growth, Clicks is more profitable and enjoys a higher operating profit margin and net profit margin. One possibility is that Clicks manages its operating expenses better than Dis-Chem, while Dis-Chem’s higher gross margin indicates that it has a lower cost of sales.