Industry Sector

Retail Trade

Total Companies

65,288

Est. Employment

1,610,494

Description

Retail stores generally carrying a general line of apparel, such as suits, coats, dresses, and furnishings; home furnishings, such as furniture, floor coverings, curtains, draperies, linens, and major household appliances; and housewares, such as table and kitchen appliances, dishes, and utensils. These stores must carry men's and women's apparel and either major household appliances or other home furnishings. These and other merchandise lines are normally arranged in separate sections or departments with the accounting on a departmentalized basis. The departments and functions are integrated under a single management. The stores usually provide their own charge accounts, deliver merchandise, and maintain open stocks. These stores normally have 50 employees or more.

Snapshot

SIC Code 5311 - Department Stores is a final level code of the “Retail Trade” Division. There are 65,288 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 1,610,494 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 5311 - Department Stores are:

  • Department stores - retail

Cross-References

For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 5311 - Department Stores that is a better classification match. Establishments which sell a similar range of merchandise with less than 50 employees are classified in Industry 5399. Establishments which do not carry these general lines of merchandise are classified according to their primary activity.

Companies

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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 5311

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 5311 – Department Stores. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 531101 Resident Buyers
  • 531102 Department Stores
  • 531104 Retail Shops
  • 531108 Home & Personal Care Products
  • 531109 Merchandise Marts
  • 531110 Wholesale Clubs

7-digit SIC

  • 5311001 Department Stores
  • 5311002 Discount Department Store
  • 5311003 Non-Discount Department Stores
  • 5311004 Resident Buyers
  • 5311005 Retail Shops
  • 5311006 Home & Personal Care Products
  • 5311007 Merchandise Marts
  • 5311008 Wholesale Clubs

8-digit SIC

  • 53110000 Department Stores
  • 53119901 Department Stores, Discount
  • 53119902 Department Stores, Non-Discount