45211    Department Stores - 2007 NAICS Code
Description    Cross References    See Also   

     This industry comprises establishments known as department stores primarily engaged in retailing a wide range of the following new products with no one merchandise line predominating: apparel, furniture, appliances and home furnishings; and selected additional items, such as paint, hardware, toiletries, cosmetics, photographic equipment, jewelry, toys, and sporting goods. Merchandise lines are normally arranged in separate departments.


     Establishments primarily engaged in

Retailing packaged grocery items in combination with general lines of merchandise with no one merchandise line predominating - are classified in Industry 45291, Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters;
Retailing apparel without a significant amount of housewares or general merchandise - are classified in Subsector 448, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores;
Retailing general lines of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale - are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers; and
Retailing used merchandise - are classified in Industry 45331, Used Merchandise Stores.

See Also
Parent Sectors of 45211:
45 - Retail Trade
452 - General Merchandise Stores
4521 - Department Stores
Sub-Sectors of 45211:
452111 - Department Stores (except Discount Department Stores)
452112 - Discount Department Stores

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