Person:Franklin Winfield Woolworth (1)

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Franklin Winfield Woolworth
b.13 Apr 1852
d.8 Apr 1919
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  1. Edna Woolworth1883 - 1918
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Name Franklin Winfield Woolworth
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Apr 1852
Death[1] 8 Apr 1919


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Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13, 1852 – April 8, 1919) was the founder of F. W. Woolworth Company (now Foot Locker), an operator of discount stores that priced merchandise 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 Franklin Winfield Woolworth, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).