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.

Drug stores—retailProprietary (non-prescription medicines) stores—retail
Codes TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
5912Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores55,220
591200Drug stores and proprietary stores16,133
59120000Drug stores and proprietary stores16,133
591299Drug stores and proprietary stores, nec39,087
59129901Drug stores38,667
59129902Proprietary (non-prescription medicine) stores420