NAICS Code 452990

NAICS 452990

NAICS Code 452990 – All Other General Merchandise Stores

Definition of NAICS Code 452990: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new goods in general merchandise stores (except department stores, discount department stores, warehouse clubs, superstores, and supercenters). These establishments retail a general line of new merchandise, such as apparel, automotive parts, dry goods, hardware, groceries, housewares or home furnishings, and other lines in limited amounts, with none of the lines predominating.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 452990

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Dollar stores
  • General stores
  • General merchandise catalog showrooms (except catalog mail-order)
  • General merchandise trading posts
  • Home and auto supply stores
  • Variety stores

Cross Reference Guide for Code 452990

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Retailing general lines of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale–are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers;
  • Retailing automotive parts–are classified in Industry NAICS 441310, Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores;
  • Retailing merchandise in department stores–are classified in Industry 45211, Department Stores;
  • Retailing merchandise in warehouse clubs, superstores, or supercenters–are classified in Industry NAICS 452910, Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters;
  • Retailing merchandise in catalog showrooms of mail-order houses–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 454113, Mail-Order Houses;
  • Retailing a general line of new hardware items, known as hardware stores–are classified in Industry NAICS 444130, Hardware Stores;
  • Retailing a general line of new home repair and improvement materials and supplies, known as home centers–are classified in Industry NAICS 444110, Home Centers; and
  • Retailing used merchandise–are classified in Industry NAICS 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 452990

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Catalog showrooms, general merchandise (except catalog mail-order)
  • Dollar stores
  • General stores
  • Home and auto supply stores
  • Limited price variety stores
  • Trading posts, general merchandise
  • Variety stores
Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 452990

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 8006, 8008, 8017, 8018NAICS 452990
  • CA WC: 8008, 8017, 8018
  • DE WC: 916, 924, 928
  • PA WC: 916, 924, 928
  • MI WC: 8006, 8008, 8017, 8050
  • NJ WC: 8008, 8017, 8018
  • NY WC: 8008, 8017, 8018
  • WY WC: 452990
  • GL: 18437, 10060, 18911, 18911, 18438, 18912
  • SIC: 5399, 5331, 5331, 5399

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 452990 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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NAICS Code 452990