SIC Industry Description

Industry: 5912—Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores
Establishments engaged in the retail sale of prescription drugs, proprietary drugs, and non-prescription medicines, and which may also carry a number of related lines, such as cosmetics, toiletries, tobacco, and novelty merchandise. These stores are included on the basis of their usual trade designation rather than on the stricter interpretation of commodities handled. This industry includes drug stores which also operate a soda fountain or lunch counter.

Apothecaries—retailPharmacies—retail
Drug stores—retailProprietary (non-prescription medicines) stores—retail
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
5912Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores55,397
591200Drug stores and proprietary stores18,520
59120000Drug stores and proprietary stores18,520
591299Drug stores and proprietary stores, nec36,877
59129901Drug stores36,388
59129902Proprietary (non-prescription medicine) stores489