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Primary SIC Code : 53119901
This major group includes retail stores which sell a number of lines of merchandise, such as dry goods, apparel and accessories, furniture and homefurnishings, small wares, hardware, and food. The stores included in this group are known as department stores, variety stores, general merchandise stores, catalog showrooms, warehouse clubs, and general stores. Establishments primarily engaged in selling used general merchandise are classified in SIC 593, and those selling general merchandise by mail, vending machine, or direct selling are classified in SIC 596.
Retail stores normally having 50 employees or more, having sales of apparel and soft goods combined amounting to 20 percent or more of total sales, and selling each of the following groups of merchandise: Household linens, dry goods, furniture, homefurnishings, appliances, and radio and TV sets; A general line of apparel for the family. The employment and lines of merchandise sold in leased departments are both taken into account when classifying a department store. To qualify as a department store, sales of each of the lines listed above must be less than 80 percent of total store sales. An establishment with total sales of $10 million or more is classified as a department store even if sales of one of the merchandise lines listed above exceed the maximum percent of total sales, provided that the sales of the other group is $1 million or more. Relatively few stores are included in this classification as a result of this special rule and most of those which are would otherwise have been classified in the apparel group (SIC major group 56). Due to the relatively high level of leased department activity in department stores, department store sales have been separately presented for the following classifications: Department stores (including leased depts.); Department stores (excluding leased depts.).