Health and beauty retailer and wholesaler Clicks Group posted a preliminary retail turnover increase of 14.7% year on year to ZAR9.7bn (£881m), and an increase in group turnover of 9% to ZAR13.3bn (£1.2bn) for the first half of its 2010/11 financial year ended February 28.

“The results have been driven by the continued strong performance from the core Clicks chain and the ongoing benefits of the group’s capital management programme,” the group said.