Woolworth's

Woolworth's, Woolworths or Woolworth may refer to one of several companies:

The original American F.W. Woolworth Company and related businesses:
* F. W. Woolworth Company was the original USA based chain of five and dime stores.
** Foot Locker, the current name of the company after its change in focus to athletic clothing.
** Woolworths Group PLC is the owner of the "Woolworths" chain of high street shops in the UK (originally part of the F.W. Woolworth company, but separate since 1982).
** Woolworth GmbH is the owner of the "Woolworths" chain of high street shops in Germany & Austria (originally part of the F.W. Woolworth company, but separate since 1998).
** Woolworths (Cyprus), originally part of F.W. Woolworth, sold off in 1985 and subsequently split (no longer retailing under Woolworths name)The Australian Woolworths Limited and its related businesses:
* Woolworths Limited is the largest retail company in Australia and New Zealand. Although named after the F.W. Woolworth Company (above), it has no other connection with its U.S. namesake.
** Woolworths (supermarket) also refers to the chain of supermarkets in Australia owned by Woolworths Limited.
** Woolworths Supermarkets (New Zealand) is a New Zealand supermarket chain fascia, originally spun off from the Australian Woolworths Limited, and now under their ownership again.

Other businesses named "Woolworths":
* Woolworths (South Africa), one of the larger South African retail chain stores affiliated to Marks and Spencer in the United Kingdom.

History:

Woolworths have set up a Virtual Museum on the history of their company and how it began. The web address is; http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/

See also:

* Woolworth, Mississippi is a ghosttown in rural Lincoln County.
* Woolworth Building former headquarters of F.W. Woolworth and world's tallest building 1913 to 1929
* Franklin Winfield Woolworth founder of the company that bore his name
* Greensboro sit-ins, civil rights event begun February 1, 1960 at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina


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  • Woolworth's — Woolworth ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Franklin Winfield Woolworth (1852–1919), Gründer der amerikanischen Kaufhaus und Supermarktkette Woolworth Woolworth, Woolworths oder Woolworth s bezeichnet: die originale F.W. Woolworth Company… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woolworth — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Franklin Winfield Woolworth (1852–1919), Gründer der amerikanischen Kaufhaus und Supermarktkette Woolworth Woolworth, Woolworths oder Woolworth’s bezeichnet: die originale F.W. Woolworth Company von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woolworth — s Woolworth s Création 1878 Disparition 1997 (Quand le nom changea en Foot Lo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Woolworth —   [ wʊlwəːθ], eigentlich F. W. Woolworth Co., amerikanisches Einzelhandelsunternehmen, gegründet 1879 von Frank W. Woolworth (* 1852, ✝ 1919) in Utica (N. Y.) als Geschäft, das nur Waren zu 5 Cent führte (»Einpreisgeschäfte«); Sitz: New York. Die …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Woolworth — Building at 233 Broadway in New York City; chain of stores once called 5 and 10 or five and dime …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Woolworth — [wool′wərth] F(rank) W(infield) 1852 1919; U.S. merchant …   English World dictionary

  • Woolworth Co. — U.S. merchandising company. F.W. Woolworth (1852–1919) founded his first five and ten cent store in 1879. By 1904 there were 120 stores in 21 states. The company s New York headquarters, the Woolworth building (1913), was once the world s tallest …   Universalium

  • Woolworth's —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Woolworths. Woolworth s Création 1878 Disparition 1997 (Quand le nom changea en Foot Locker) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Woolworth’s — (BrE also (infml Woollie’s) a chain of large shops in Britain and other countries, selling a wide variety of goods at low prices. It has branches in many British towns and cities and for many years was Britain’s leading chain of retail shops. The …   Universalium

  • Woolworth — noun United States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852 1919) • Syn: ↑Frank Winfield Woolworth • Instance Hypernyms: ↑businessman, ↑man of affairs …   Useful english dictionary


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