Dis-Chem says sales have stabilised since the outcry over a leaked internal memo in which CEO Ivan Saltzman declared a freeze on hiring white staff to improve the pharmacy chain’s employment equity.

CFO Rui Morais told Business Day on Wednesday that sales had fallen from October 17-24 after the memo started circulating on social media around October 15, but the numbers had stabilised by October 25, when most workers receive their monthly salaries...

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