Frank Winfield Woolworth
Businessperson, Organization founder
1852 – 1919
Who was Frank Winfield Woolworth?
Frank Winfield Woolworth was the founder of F. W. Woolworth Company, and operator of discount stores known as "Five-and-Dimes" that featured a selection of merchandise priced at five and ten cents. He pioneered the now-common practices of buying merchandise direct from manufacturers and fixing prices on items, rather than haggling. He was the first to use self-service display cases so customers could examine what they wanted to buy without the help of a salesman.
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