452311 Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters

This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as warehouse clubs, superstores, or supercenters, primarily engaged in retailing a general line of groceries, including a significant amount and variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, and other perishable groceries, in combination with a general line of new merchandise, such as apparel, furniture, and appliances.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Retailing a general line of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale--are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers;
  • Retailing a general line of food, known as supermarkets and grocery stores--are classified in Industry 445110, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores;
  • Retailing a general line of new merchandise, known as department stores--are classified in Industry 452210, Department Stores;
  • Retailing a general line of new merchandise, except department stores, warehouse clubs, superstores, and supercenters--are classified in U.S. Industry 452319, All Other General Merchandise Stores; and
  • Retailing used merchandise--are classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.
  Corresponding Index
452910 452910 452311  Supercenters
452910 452910 452311  Superstores (i.e., food and general merchandise)
452910 452910 452311  Warehouse clubs (i.e., food and general merchandise)