In Britain, F. W. Woolworth Company has opened Furnishing World, its first full-line furniture store, at Southampton. The store, No. 1 of nine such stores scheduled for opening by mid-1981, is offering immediate backup stock availability, interest-free credit, and free delivery.
Only a small portion of the 18,000 square feet of selling space will be devoted to the unassembled furniture line which some Woolworth stores have been offering in the past. Units in this furniture chain are planned as one-level stores to be opened near shopping centers and with their own adequate adjacent parking areas.