Health and beauty retailer and wholesaler Clicks Group reported an increase in group turnover of 6.8% to ZAR7.7bn (£612m) for the first half of its financial year ended February 29. Clicks, the group’s drugstore chain, increased turnover by 9.6% and store numbers by 7.9% to 412. It also expanded its in-store dispensary network by 10.9% to 295.

Despite a declining market, Musica increased operating profit by 11.7%. The Body Shop’s turnover rose 14.5%, while the retailer’s wholesale chain UPD reported a sales increase of 5%.