NAICS Code 452319 All Other General Merchandise Stores


Retail Trade


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new goods in general merchandise stores (except department stores, warehouse clubs, superstores, and supercenters). These establishments retail a general line of new merchandise, such as apparel, automotive parts, dry goods, hardware, groceries, housewares or homefurnishings, and other lines in limited amounts, with none of the lines predominating.

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 automotive parts: classified in Industry 441310, Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
  • Retailing a general line of new merchandise, known as department stores: classified in Industry 452210, Department 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 merchandise in catalog showrooms of mail-order houses: classified in Industry 454110, Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Retailing a general line of new hardware items, known as hardware stores: classified in Industry 444130, Hardware Stores
  • Retailing a general line of new home repair and improvement materials and supplies, known as home centers: classified in Industry 444110, Home Centers
  • Retailing used merchandise: classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.

Illustrative Examples

  • Home and auto supply stores
  • General merchandise trading posts
  • Dollar stores
  • Variety stores
  • General stores
  • General merchandise catalog showrooms (except catalog mail-order)

Industries Included

  • Catalog showrooms, general merchandise (except catalog mail-order)
  • Dollar stores
  • General stores
  • Home and auto supply stores
  • Limited price variety stores
  • Trading posts, general merchandise
  • Variety stores

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