Frank Winfield Woolworth

Businessperson, Organization founder

1852 – 1919

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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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Born
Apr 13, 1852
Rodman
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  • United States of America
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Died
Apr 8, 1919
Glen Cove
Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery

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on July 23, 2013

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