Person:Franklin Winfield Woolworth (1)

Franklin Winfield Woolworth
b.13 Apr 1852
d.8 Apr 1919
  1. Franklin Winfield Woolworth1852 - 1919
  2. Charles Sumner Woolworth1856 - 1947
  • HFranklin Winfield Woolworth1852 - 1919
  • W.  Jennie Creighton (add)
  1. Edna Woolworth1883 - 1918
Facts and Events
Name Franklin Winfield Woolworth
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Apr 1852
Death[1] 8 Apr 1919
Reference Number? Q2142312?

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Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13, 1852 – April 8, 1919) 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 salesclerk.

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