Monthly Archives: January 2014

EX CLICKERS TEACH YANKS

  The following letter was received by Mr Goldin way back in 1977 from former Clickers now in America, pointing out that the Yanks are not always so hot and have been taught a thing or two by us South Africans. … Continue reading

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Memories

Memories   By Barbara Streisand Harry Bell (Couldn’t resist that.) I have many memories of my time working with Jack so here goes. 1.   I was doing a month in the air force when Clicks first opened and was working … Continue reading

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“BUT…he told me… we shall grow, don’t worry”

I met Jack Goldin when he went into partnership with Norman Herber of Greatermans and started the first store. In those days, Greatermans had an office in London, trading as Prudential Shippers, acting as a confirming house for South African customers. … Continue reading

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This is why I don’t like computer people.

One of my early tasks in the mid-80’s was to do a monthly physical stocktake of M D Frysh in the warehouse downstairs. I then had to write down my counts on the printed computer stock ledger and meet with … Continue reading

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“We worked like Trojans”

“We focused on building the team and growing the business, primarily with a view to becoming a drugstore. Clicks became the cornerstone of retailers in South Africa. I can only see Clicks going from strength to strength in the future. … Continue reading

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“It has been such a good experience”

I joined Clicks 6 months after it opened in 1968 and originally started in the women’s section. I had to see that the section was filled up and clean. St Georges Street was the first store to open and it was … Continue reading

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The Year 1999

  1999 has just flown by So much has happened it’s no wonder why A year of promotions, moves and changes Category swaps and adjustments to ranges   There has been plenty of ups and a couple of downs I’ve … Continue reading

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“He set high expectations and he rewarded performance”

After completing my compulsory military training in 1975, life focussed solely on surfing, sunshine and the good life. This would have continued on indefinitely if it were not for my girlfriend at the time, who after tolerating my wild ways … Continue reading

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Jack Goldin on Reflection

I was running the checkout in our 390 West Street Branch and for two days we worked late to prepare for Mr Goldin’s store visit. Just prior to Mr Goldin entering the store one of the cashiers decided to go … Continue reading

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“I have some fond memories……”

Regarding my tenure at Clicks, I have some fond memories and really enjoyed working for the company. Clicks was my first real job ever and while I was only twenty one years old and very “green”, I quickly learned what … Continue reading

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