Clicks to acquire retailer Pick N Pay’s pharmacies
South African pharmacist Clicks said on Monday it planned to acquire 25 in-store pharmacies, their drug stocks and staff from retailer Pick N Pay.
In a joint statement the companies said the sale, subject to regulatory approvals, would not have a material impact on the earnings or financial position of either of them.
Clicks, which will rebrand the pharmacies, has been on a drive to extend the reach of its network. This latest acquisition increases its number of outlets to 632 nationally.
Pick N Pay Chief Operating Officer Adrian Naude said its small pharmacy division was not part of its future growth strategy.
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