History

The History of F.W. Woolworth Co.

The heritage of F.W. Woolworth Co. in America began with the original store founding in 1879. Through the next 100 years, Woolworth’s grew to 1000s of stores across the United States and United Kingdom. Due to rising competition, international Woolworth’s chains were slowly sold off from its parent, and became independently owned around the globe. Eventually, Woolworth stores' former parent company retired the stores to concentrate on other businesses. In 2015, with the help of a dedicated team of retroactivists, the new Woolworth's invites you to be part of what we hope will be a most extraordinary American comeback story.