Timeline
John Orr Original founder Stewart Cohen & Laurie Chiappini Joint Chairmen : Honorary chairmen Nigel Payne Chairman Stuart Bird CEO
  • 1885 The first John Orrs store opens
  • 1934 The first Hub store opens
  • 1952 John Orrs is listed on the JSE
  • 1967 Acquisition of two Miladys stores
  • 1986 Laurie Chiappini and Stewart Cohen, together with BOE, acquire a major shareholding in John Orr Holdings
  • 1987 The first Mr Price store opens
  • 1991 Laurie Chiappini and Stewart Cohen acquire control of the Group from BOE
  • 1993 Launch of the Mr Price Group Share Partnership Initiative
  • 1996 Acquisition of Galaxy & Co. and Sheet Street
  • 1997 Alastair McArthur is appointed as CEO
  • 1998 Mr Price Home launched
  • 2000 Mr Price opens stores in Botswana and Namibia
  • 2001 Specialty Stores becomes MR Price Group
  • 2005 Over 100 million units are sold across the group
  • 2006 Sale of the Hub and Galaxy divisions
  • 2007 Launch of Mr Price Sport stores and Mr Price Franchising
  • 2008 Miladys wins the Orange Index award for excellence in customer service
  • 2008 Mr Price Apparel is voted the most loved and most frequented retail apparel brand
  • for the first time
  • 2008 This year Mr Price Home is voted the most loved and most frequented homeware retailer
  • 2011 Retail sales exceed R10 billion and profit attributable to shareholders exceeds R1 billion
  •           for the first time
  • 2011 The group celebrates the 25th anniversary of change in control, recording a CAGR share of 25.3% and headline earnings per share of 23.5% over this period
  • 2012 First Corporate owned Mr Price store opens in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2013 Mr Price launches its online store
  • 2014 Mr Price online goes global and also becomes the first international online store to launch in                   Nigeria.
  • 2015 Launch of mrpmobile
  • 2016 mrp opens test stores in Australia