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 (wo͝ol′wûrth′), Frank Winfield 1852-1919.
American merchant. Starting in 1879, he built a national chain of five-and-tens.
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(Biography) Frank Winfield (ˈwɪnˌfiːld). 1852–1919, US merchant; founder of an international chain of department stores selling inexpensive goods
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Frank Winfield, 1852–1919, U.S. merchant.
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Noun1.Woolworth - United States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low-priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852-1919)
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The NK Shacolas Group retail and property companies listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Ermes Department Stores Plc and Woolworth (Cyprus) Properties Plc announced an agreement on Friday with H & M, "for the long-term use on rent and under satisfactory terms based on sales, the commercial part of Shacolas Tower on Ledra Street."
Pyrenees in early 2014 opened a wine bar, The Lounge at Pyrenees, on the first floor of the downtown Woolworth Building, near Broadway and Willamette.
Australia-based Woolworth mistakenly emailed an Excel spreadsheet unleashing a data breach of 8000 gift cards containing redeemable codes, and customers' names and email addresses.
Woolworth's initial retailing venture consisted of a small general store based in Utica, New York, that ultimately failed in May 1878.