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Charles S. Woolworth

Woolworth (F. W.) and Company

1919 - 1944


1910 b. 1856
Born-Died1856 - 1947
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1910

Taking control of the family discount goods enterprise upon his brother Frank’s death, Charles Woolworth continued to expand the company. In the 1920s, Woolworth began operations in Cuba and Germany, and American operations were extended into the suburbs following the post-World War II suburban expansion. Though Frank Woolworth’s original one-price limit was eventually lifted, Woolworth stores continued to remain profitable under Charles Woolworth’s leadership, with stores growing to 2,000 by the time of his retirement in 1944.