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Woolworth

Frank Winfield . 1852--1919, US merchant; founder of an international chain of department stores selling inexpensive goods
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At a height of approximately 792 feet, the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world when it was built in 1913 and remains one of the 50 tallest in the United States.
Woolworth Austria spun off from its US parent in 1998 and in the course of the then launched management buyout the two units in Austria and Germany split as well.
But Woolworth was ingenious enough to know a good idea when he heard one, and he soon persuaded his boss to lend him $315.
Woolworth was the original five-and-dime store, founded in 1879 in Lancaster, Pa.
As an example of how myths can be dispelled, and how creativity can be infused into an organization, the following segment of this article describes what has occurred in the Woolworth Corporation since the early 1980s.
After seven years, Lavin left Penney in 1981 when he was recruited to become the assistant controller of Woolworth Corp.
It is also not lost on us that as we begin work in our new corporate home -- one of America's most beautiful landmark buildings -- we are in many ways moving back to some of the roots of retailing, as the Woolworth company was a pioneer and it continues to influence the best global retailing brands.
The Woolworth Building offers an ornate, cruciform lobby featuring a three story vaulted mosaic ceiling, imported marble walls, bronze elevator entries and sculpted caricatures of Woolworth and others, and is considered the most elegant lobby in the world.
The Woolworth Building is a New York City Landmark and all work must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which ensures that exterior alterations are historically accurate.
Grossman said that the EEOC has documents from its investigation of the employee charges that reveal that each Woolworth store manager submitted worksheets targeting employees over 40 years of age for termination.
In addition, Deutsche Woolworth has been named a finalist by Retail Systems for the Global Retail Achievement awards, which will be announced in Dusseldorf, Germany on February 13.
The Witkoff Group purchased the building from the Venator Group (formerly Woolworth Corporation) in 1998 for $155 million.