13/04/1852 "Five-and-dime" store pioneer Frank Woolworth born in New York
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Frank Woolworth was the founder of F. W. Woolworth Company and the operator of variety stores known as "Five-and-Dimes", which featured a low-priced selection of merchandise. He was also the 1st to use self-service display cases, in order for customers to decide what to buy without the help of a sales clerk.
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