NAICS Code 452210 Description

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.

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NAICS Code 452210 - Department Stores is a final level code of the “Retail Trade” Sector. There are 20,225 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 490,627 people.

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Retail Trade

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SBA Size Standard

Annual Revenue Limit of $35,000,000

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Industry Examples of NAICS 452210

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 452210 - Department Stores are:

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Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA NAICS 452210 revenue limit?

    Businesses with an annual revenue under $35,000,000 are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 452210?

    There are 20,225 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 452210?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Department Stores was $66,735,441,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 452210?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Department Stores was $9,848,312,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 452210?

    The number of reported paid employees is 490,627.