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441Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing motor vehicles and providing complementary services, and retailing motor vehicle parts and accessories. The establishments of this subsector are generally specialized in the retailing of particular types of vehicles or in the retailing of particular types of parts and accessories.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*heavy-duty truck sales (41, Wholesale Trade).

442Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new furniture and home furnishings. These establishments usually operate from showrooms and many offer interior decorating services in addition to the sale of products.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*used furniture and home furnishings retailing (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing furniture and home furnishings by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

443Electronics and Appliance Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing household appliances, home audio and video equipment, cameras, computers and related goods. These establishments may also retail replacement parts and provide repair services.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing used household appliances, home audio and video equipment, cameras, computers and related goods (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing household appliances, home audio and video equipment, cameras, computers and related goods by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

444Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a specialized or general line of building and home improvement materials, lawn and garden equipment and supplies, outdoor power equipment, and nursery and garden products.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing used building and home improvement materials, and lawn, garden and outdoor power equipment (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing building and home improvement materials, and lawn, garden and outdoor power equipment by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

445Food and Beverage Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a general or specialized line of food or beverage products.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing a general or specialized line of food or beverage products by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

446Health and Personal Care Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing health and personal care products. Drug stores and pharmacies, cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores, optical goods stores, food (health) supplement stores and health appliance stores are included.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing health and personal care products by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

447Gasoline Stations
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing motor fuels, whether or not the gasoline station is operated in conjunction with a convenience store, repair garage, restaurant or other type of operation. Establishments that operate gasoline stations on behalf of their owners and receive a commission on the sale of fuels are also included.

448Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing clothing and clothing accessories.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing used clothing and clothing accessories (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing clothing and clothing accessories by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

451Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book and Music Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing sporting goods, games and toys, sewing supplies, fabrics, patterns, yarns and other needlework accessories, musical instruments, books and other reading materials, and audio and video recordings.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing used sporting goods, hobby goods, books, musical instruments, and audio and video recordings (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing sporting goods, hobby goods, books, musical instruments, and audio and video recordings by means of electronic shopping, mail-order or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

452General Merchandise Stores
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a general line of merchandise that may, or may not, include a general line of grocery items.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

*retailing a general line of building and home improvement materials (44411, Home Centres); *retailing a general line of grocery items (44511, Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores); *retailing a general line of used goods (45331, Used Merchandise Stores); and *retailing a general line of goods by means of electronic shopping, mail-order, or direct sale (454, Non-Store Retailers).

453Miscellaneous Store Retailers
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a specialized line of merchandise in other types of specialty stores. Florists, office supplies stores, stationery stores, gift, novelty and souvenir stores, used merchandise stores, pet and pet supplies stores, art dealers and manufactured (mobile) home dealers are included.

454Non-Store Retailers
This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing merchandise by non-store retail methods. The establishments of this subsector employ methods, such as broadcasting infomercials, broadcasting and publishing direct-response advertising, publishing traditional and electronic catalogues, door-to-door solicitation, in-home demonstration, temporary displaying of merchandise (temporary stands or stalls), distribution by vending machines, and using the Internet to reach their customers and market their merchandise. Establishments primarily engaged in the direct sale (i.e. non-store) of products such as home heating fuels and in newspaper delivery are also included.



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