Gerald Weisfeld is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Gerald was best known as a British retailer.
Gerald Weisfeld
BornMarch 1940
London, England
Died13 January 2020(2020-01-13) (aged 79)
Known forFounder, What Every Woman Wants
Home townGlasgow, Scotland
Spouse(s)Vera Weisfeld
Gerald Weisfeld (March 1940 – 13 January 2020) was a British businessman, and the founder of the What Every Woman Wants (WEWW) retail chain, which at one time had 130 stores in the UK.
Weisfeld was born in March 1940, in London in a Jewish family, and left school aged 15 without any qualifications.
Together with his wife Vera, Weisfeld started with one small shop in Glasgow, and grew What Every Woman Wants into 130 stores, before selling the chain in 1990 for £50 million.
In 1990, WEWW was sold to Brown & Jackson, and was later bought by Amber Day, run by Philip Green, and Weisfeld was later acrimoniously dismissed as chairman.
Weisfeld had three children with his first wife.
In December 2018, Weisfeld, aged 78 and suffering from dementia, became the first resident of Bothwell Castle Care Home, Glasgow.
On 13 January 2020, Weisfeld died at age 79.
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