NAICS Code 452210 Department Stores


Retail Trade


This industry comprises establishments known as department stores that have separate departments for general lines of new merchandise, such as apparel, jewelry, homefurnishings, and toys, with no one merchandise line predominating. Department stores may sell perishable groceries, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, but such sales are insignificant. Department stores may have separate customer checkout areas in each department, central customer checkout areas, or both.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Retailing a general line of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale: classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers;
  • Retailing apparel without a significant amount of housewares or general merchandise: classified in Subsector 448, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
  • Retailing a general line of merchandise in combination with a general line of perishable groceries, known as warehouse clubs, superstores, or supercenters: classified in U.S. Industry 452311, Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
  • Retailing used merchandise: classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.

Industries Included

  • Department stores

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Industry Overview

Total Companies:59141

Est. Employment:2325935