Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries
The retail trade sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise.
The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are therefore organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public. This sector comprises two main types of retailers, that is, store and non-store retailers. Their main characteristics are described below.
Store retailers operate fixed point-of-sale locations, located and designed to attract a high volume of walk-in customers. In general, retail stores have extensive displays of merchandise and use mass-media advertising to attract customers. They typically sell merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption, but some also serve business and institutional clients. These include establishments such as office supplies stores, computer and software stores, gasoline stations, building material dealers, plumbing supplies stores and electrical supplies stores.
In addition to selling merchandise, some types of store retailers are also engaged in the provision of after-sales services, such as repair and installation. For example, new automobile dealers, electronic and appliance stores and musical instrument and supplies stores often provide repair services, while floor covering stores and window treatment stores often provide installation services. As a general rule, establishments engaged in retailing merchandise and providing after sales services are classified in this sector.
Catalogue sales showrooms, gasoline service stations, and mobile home dealers are treated as store retailers.
Non-store retailers, like store retailers, are organized to serve the general public, but their retailing methods differ. The establishments of this subsector reach customers and market merchandise with methods such as, the broadcasting of infomercials, the broadcasting and publishing of direct-response advertising, the publishing of traditional and electronic catalogues, door-to-door solicitation, in-home demonstration, temporary displaying of merchandise (stalls) and distribution by vending machines.
The methods of transaction and delivery of merchandise vary by type of non-store retailers. For example, non-store retailers that reach their customers using information technologies can receive payment at the time of purchase or at the time of delivery, and the delivery of the merchandise may be done by the retailer or by a third party, such as the post office or a courier. In contrast, non-store retailers that reach their customers by door-to-door solicitation, in-home demonstration, temporary displaying of merchandise (stalls) and vending machines typically receive payment and deliver the merchandise to the customer at the time of the purchase.
The non-store retailers subsector also includes establishments engaged in the home delivery of products. This includes home heating oil dealers and newspaper delivery companies.
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing sporting goods, games and toys, sewing supplies, fabrics, patterns, yarns and other needlework accessories, musical instruments, books and other reading materials, and audio and video recordings.
Establishments primarily engaged in:
- retailing used sporting goods, hobby goods, books, musical instruments, and audio and video recordings (See 45331 Used Merchandise Stores)
- retailing sporting goods, hobby goods, books, musical instruments, and audio and video recordings by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (See 454 Non-Store Retailers)
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new sporting goods, games and toys, and musical instruments.
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new sporting goods. These establishments may also retail used sporting goods, and provide repair services.
Establishments primarily engaged in:
- camper and camping trailer retailing (See 44121 Recreational Vehicle Dealers)
- snowmobile, motorized bicycle and motorized golf cart retailing (See 44122 Motorcycle, Boat and Other Motor Vehicle Dealers)
- athletic shoe retailing (See 44821 Shoe Stores)
- repairing or servicing, without selling, sporting goods (See 81149 Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance)
451110 - Sporting Goods Stores
This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new sporting goods. These establishments may also retail used sporting goods, and provide repair services.
- Archery equipment, retail
- Backpacking, hiking and mountaineering equipment, retail
- Bait and tackle shops, retail
- Baseball equipment, retail
- Bicycle and bicycle parts dealers (except motorized), retail
- Bowling equipment and supplies, retail
- Camping equipment (except tent trailers), retail
- Exercise and fitness equipment, retail
- Firearms and ammunition, retail
- Fitness equipment, retail
- Golf goods and equipment, retail
- Gymnasium equipment, retail
- Hockey equipment, retail
- Hunting equipment, retail
- Playground equipment, retail
- Pool and billiard table stores, retail
- Riding goods and equipment, retail
- Skiing equipment, retail
- Skin diving and scuba equipment, retail
- Soccer equipment, retail
- Softball equipment, retail
- Sporting goods, equipment and supplies, retail
- Track and field equipment, retail
- Tricycles and parts, retail