Local Retail Businesses


An interesting portrait of our local retail businesses listed by NAICS 44-45 sub-sectors and importance and a sub-sub-sector called NAICS 448191 - Fur stores to remind us of the importance of the fur trade in the history of Montreal.

NAICS 4481 - Clothing Stores


  • NAICS 44811 - Men's clothing stores
  • NAICS 44812 - Women's clothing stores
  • NAICS 44813 - Children's and infants' clothing stores
  • NAICS 44814 - Family clothing stores
  • NAICS 44815 - Clothing accessories stores
  • NAICS 44819 - Other clothing stores
  • NAICS 448191 - Fur stores
  • NAICS 448199 - All other clothing stores

NAICS 4451 - Grocery Stores


  • NAICS 44511 - Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores
  • NAICS 44512 - Convenience stores

NAICS 4461 - Health and Personal Care Stores


  • NAICS 44611 - Pharmacies and drug store
  • NAICS 44612 - Cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores
  • NAICS 44613 - Optical goods stores
  • NAICS 44619 - Other health and personal care stores
  • NAICS 446191 - Food (health) supplement stores
  • NAICS 446199 - All other health and personal care stores

NAICS 4471 - Gasoline Stations


  • NAICS 44711 - Gasoline stations with convenience stores
  • NAICS 44719 - Other gasoline stations

NAICS 4441 - Building Material & Supplies Dealers


  • NAICS 44411 - Home centre
  • NAICS 44112 - Paint and wallpaper store
  • NAICS 44113 - Hardware stores
  • NAICS 44113 - Other building material dealers

NAICS 4452 - Specialty Food Stores


  • NAICS 44521 - Meat market
  • NAICS 44522 - Fish and seafood market
  • NAICS 44523 - Fruit and vegetable market
  • NAICS 44529 - Other specialty food stores
  • NAICS 445291 - Baked good stores
  • NAICS 445292 - Confectionery and nut stores
  • NAICS 445293 - All other special food stores

NAICS 4431 - Electronics and Appliance Stores


  • NAICS 443143 - Appliance, television and other electronics stores
  • NAICS 443144 - Computer and software stores
  • NAICS 443145 - Camera and photographic supplies stores
  • NAICS 443146 - Audio and video recordings stores

NAICS 4411 - Automobile Dealers


  • NAICS 44111 - New car dealers
  • NAICS 44112 - Used car dealers

NAICS 4539 - Miscellaneous Store Retailers


  • NAICS 45391 - Pet and pet supplies stores
  • NAICS 45392 - Art dealers
  • NAICS 45393 - Mobile home dealers
  • NAICS 45399 - All other miscellaneous store retailers

NAICS 4511 - Sporting Goods, Hobby and Musical Instrument Stores


  • NAICS 45111  - Sporting goods stores
  • NAICS 45112 - Hobby, toy and game stores
  • NAICS 45113 - Sewing, needlework and piece goods stores
  • NAICS 45114 - Musical instrument and supplies stores

NAICS 4529 - Other General Merchandise Stores


  • NAICS 45291 - Warehouse Clubs
  • NAICS 45299 - All other general merchandise stores

NAICS 4413 - Automotive Parts, Accessories and Tire Stores


  • NAICS 44131 - Automotive parts and accessories stores
  • NAICS 44132 - Tire dealers

Local Retail Businesses in Montreal


The majority of our local retail businesses have fewer than 10 employees, the workforce is predominantly female and popular among young people and students aged 15 to 24.

NAICS 4422 -Home Furnishing Stores


  • NAICS 44221 - Floor covering stores
  • NAICS 44229 - Other home furnishings stores

NAICS 4483 - Jewellery, Luggage and Leather Goods Stores  


  • NAICS 44831 - Jewellery stores
  • NAICS 44832 - Luggage and leather goods stores

NAICS 4482 - Shoe Stores


Establishments engaged in retailing all types of new footwear along with retail shoe-care products.

NAICS 454 - Non-Store Retailers


  • NAICS 4541 - Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • NAICS 4542 - Vending Machine Operator
  • NAICS 4543 - Direct Selling Establishments
  • NAICS 45431 - Fuel dealers
  • NAICS 45439 - Other direct selling establishments

NAICS 4532 - Office Supplies, Stationery & Gift Stores


  • NAICS 45321 - Office supplies and stationery stores
  • NAICS 45322 - Gift, novelty and souvenir stores

NAICS 4521 - Department Stores


Establishments engaged in retailing a wide range of product lines in separate departments within one store with departments sometimes operated by separate establishments on a concession basis.

NAICS 4421 - Furniture Stores


Establishments engaged in retailing new furniture and home furnishings and who usually operate from showrooms. Many also offer and sell interior decorating services and products.

NAICS 4412 - Other Motor Vehicle Dealers


  • NAICS 44121 - Recreational vehicle dealers
  • NAICS 44122 - Motorcycle, boat and other motor vehicle dealers

NAICS 4453 - Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores


Establishments engaged in retailing packaged alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine and liquor.

NAICS 4531 - Florists


Establishments engaged in retailing cut flowers, floral arrangements, and potted plants grown elsewhere and in preparing the arrangements they sell.

NAICS 4513 - Book Stores and News Dealers


An industry group that comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new books, newspapers, magazines and other peiodicals.

NAICS 4533 - Used Merchandise Stores


An industry group that comprises establishments engaged in retailing used merchandise and antiques.


Highly competitive local retail businesses, with a strong pressure on the prices of the products sold and in full revolution with the rise of e-commerce and social networks.

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Local Retail Businesses by Rachel Louise Barry

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