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2017 Edition

national industry 452210

Department Stores


This industry comprises establishments known as department stores that have separate departments for general lines of new merchandise, such as apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, 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.

The immediate parent of national industry 452210 is international industry 45221: Department Stores

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Retailing a general line of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale-- are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers;
  • Retailing apparel without a significant amount of housewares or general merchandise--are classified in Subsector 448, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores;
  • Retailing a general line of merchandise in combination with a general line of perishable groceries, known as warehouse clubs, superstores, or supercenters--are classified in U.S. Industry 452311, Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters; and
  • Retailing used merchandise--are classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.


  1. 452210 - Department stores


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 452111 452112
2007 452111 452112
2012 452111 452112
2017 452210
2022 455110

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 5311 - Department Stores

Insurance Industry Mappings

Mappings are not available for this combination of NAICS code and edition.


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