Industry Sector

Retail Trade

Total Companies


Est. Employment



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.


NAICS Code 452210 - Department Stores is a final level code of the “Retail Trade” Sector. There are 59,141 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of N/A people.

Industry Examples

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

  • Department stores


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 452210 - Department Stores that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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