North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 3.0

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452 - General merchandise stores

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a general line of merchandise that may, or may not, include a general line of grocery items.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • retailing a general line of building and home improvement materials (See 444110 Home centres)
    • retailing a general line of goods by means of electronic shopping, mail-order, or direct sale (See 454 Non-store retailers)
    • retailing a general line of grocery items (See 445110 Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores)
    • retailing a general line of used goods (See 453310 Used merchandise stores)

4521 - Department storesUS

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a wide range of products, with each merchandise line constituting a separate department within the store. Selected departments may be operated by separate establishments, on a concession basis.

4529 - Other general merchandise storesUS

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in retailing goods in general merchandise stores.

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