Dis-Chem has been the first choice of pharmacies in South Africa since 1978, with our dispensaries, family clinics, non-pharmaceutical and comprehensive self-medication centers.
Our head office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg and we have over 150 stores spread across southern Africa. We employ over 18,000 full-time and part-time employees, where we train our employees to ensure they have the greatest possible support to do their jobs and develop as individuals.
As a leading specialist in beauty, healthy nutrition, sports supplements, health and wellness, we offer the widest ranges of these categories and expert advice.
In 2016, Dis-Chem was listed at 27.5% on the JSE and it was the second largest IPO on the exchange. The group is still managed by its original founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman being the Chairman and CEO and the CEO, respectively.
Our loyalty rewards program is one of the top rated loyalty programs in South Africa because it offers unbeatable discounts.
We were ranked as the nation’s best pharmacy chain by Professional Management Review, voted Best Pharmacy, Best Medical Supply Store, and Best Health Food Store in The Star Your Choice and Pretoria News Readers survey.
We are recipients of the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards and in 2014 we were voted best pharmacy brand by Readers Digest SA. We were voted the coolest health and beauty specialist at the 2016/2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.
We have an extensive network of dedicated suppliers who help meet the needs of hundreds of customers on a daily basis.
Our social responsibility program is managed by the Dis-Chem Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to provide care and support to improve the lives of individuals while alleviating the burden on communities, family and friends.