Retail Stocks

Includes Retail Stores and Ecommerce Companies

Retail Stocks

There are a lot of stores out there in the retail universe. Needless to say the retail industry plays a huge role in the U.S. economy and is closely watched by investors in all corners of the world. In addition to their retail fronts, nearly every public company on this list also engages in ecommerce activities. Here is a little information on some of the categories located within this sector. A list of publicly traded retail stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.

Automobile Retailers: The companies in this section are all currently U.S. companies that operate and/or franchise automotive dealerships. Examples of some of the larger companies include AutoNation, Inc. (AN) and CarMax Inc. (KMX).

Auto Part Stores: The companies in this section either are large auto part retailers, automotive service centers or operate websites selling auto parts. Examples include Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP), AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) and O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY).

Beauty Products and Salons: The companies in this section either operate salons, retail stores that sell beauty products or both. Examples of companies include Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA).

Book Stores: Includes ecommerce sites focused on books and retail stores such as Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS).

Clothing and Footwear Stores: There are literally tens of thousands of retail locations owned by this collective group of public companies. Most of the companies sport very recognizable brand names as a significant amount of money is spent to promote brand awareness. Examples of public companies on this list include:

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS)

L Brands, Inc. (LB)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX)

Convenience Stores: The convenience store companies in this section typically own and operate a large number of locations. Also included in this section are a large number of energy companies who also own/operate/franchise convenience stores. Examples of companies in this section include Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (CASY) and Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA).

Department Stores: There are a number of publicly traded department stores including some very large-sized companies including diversified mega-retailers. Examples of companies in this section include:

Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL)

Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS)

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)

Kroger Company (The) (KR)

Macy’s Inc. (M)

Target Corporation (TGT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Discount Stores: These companies have a large number of stores which sell a variety of general merchandise with many of the items costing one dollar or less or are general discount stores. Examples include Dollar General Corporation (DG) and Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR).

Ecommerce Companies: One of the largest groups in this category, the ecommerce world seemingly grows larger with each passing day. Here are just a few of the larger companies in this growing category:, Inc. (AMZN)

eBay Inc. (EBAY)

Grocery Stores: There are quite a few publicly traded grocery stores, including mega retailers, regional chains, international companies and organic grocery stores. Examples of companies in this category include:

Delhaize Group SA (DEG)

Smart and Final Stores, Inc. (SFS)  

SuperValu Inc. (SVU)   

Weis Markets, Inc. (WMK)  

Home Furnishing Retailers: This collective group of companies sells a wide range of home furnishing items at various price points. Examples of companies in this category include Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM).

Home Improvement Stores: There are not many companies in this section but it does include well-known home improvement retailers Home Depot, Inc. (The) (HD) and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW).

Membership Warehouses: This type of retail location offers a wide-selection of consumer goods at a discounted rate. Examples include Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST).

Related Links:

Publicly Traded Companies by Sector and Industry

List of Retail ETFs

List of Consumer Goods Companies

Retail Industry Resources

List of Recent IPOs, ETFs and Comparative Tools

Retail: IPOs in 2016

At Home Group Inc. (HOME) (IPO August 4, 2016: home décor superstores)    

Retail: IPOs in 2015

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (OLLI) (IPO in July 2015: discount retail stores)

Party City Inc. (PRTY) (IPO in April 2015: theme and seasonal company owned and franchise stores)


Baozun Inc. (BZUN) (IPO in May 2015, China: ecommerce services)

Etsy Inc. (ETSY) (IPO in April 2015: ecommerce website for handmade and vintage items)

WoWo Ltd. (WOWO) (IPO in April 2015: China: ecommerce platform)


Shopify Inc. (SHOP) (IPO in May 2015: software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems)

List of Publicly Traded Retail Stocks

U.S. Markets

1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS)  (Flowers)

Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN) (Rent-to-own stores: appliances, computers, electronics and furniture)

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) (Retail stores: casual apparel personal care and accessories; brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids and Hollister)

Acorn International, Inc. (ATV) (China: TV direct sales businesses; also has telemarketing centers, ecommerce websites and catalogs)

Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) (Automotive replacement parts and accessories)

America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (CRMT) (Automotive dealerships located primarily in the Midwest and Southeastern regions of the Unites States)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) (Retail stores located in Asia and the United States; brands include American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie)

Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (ABG)  (Automotive dealerships located primarily in the Southeastern region of the Unites States)

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA) (Women’s Apparel: Retail stores focusing on women and tween girls; brands include Dressbarn, Maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor, LOFT and Catherines)

AutoNation, Inc. (AN) (One of the largest automotive retailers in the United States)

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) (Automotive replacement parts and accessories)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) (Bookstores)

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) (Operates campus bookstores)

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (BSET) (Retail stores: custom furniture)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) (Brands include Bed Bath & Beyond, World Market, Cost Plus World Market, buybuy BABY, Christmas Tree Shops, andThat! and Harmon)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY)

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) (Apparel, athletic shoes, sporting, recreational and fitness equipment; camping, golf, fishing, hunting, in-line skating, snowboarding, tennis)

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) (Closeout chain)

Birks Group Inc. (BGI) (Canada: operates jewelry stores in the United States and Canada)

Blue Nile, Inc. (NILE) (Online retailer: jewelry)

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) (Retail stores: western and work-related footwear; related apparel and accessories)

Buckle, Inc. (The) (BKE) (Apparel, footwear and accessories stores)

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BBW) (Retail Stores: allows customers to make their own stuffed animals)

Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL) (Off-price apparel, home and baby products retailer: brands include Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington Shoes, Cohoes Fashions, MJM Designer Shoes and Super Baby Depot)

Caleres, Inc. (CAL)(Formerly the Brown Shoe Company: retail stores; brands include Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s, Famous Footwear)

CarMax Inc. (KMX) (Used car retailer)

Carter’s, Inc. (CRI) (Children’s apparel and product stores: brands include Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh)

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (CASY) (Convenience stores, Midwest: approximately 1,800 locations)

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) (Women’s Apparel: Apparel and accessories specialty stores: brands include Cato, Versona, It’s Fashion and It’s Fashion Metro)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (CHS) (Women’s Apparel: Boutiques and outlets for women’s apparel and accessories; brands include Boston Proper, Chico’s, Soma Intimates and White House | Black Market)

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (PLCE) (Children’s specialty apparel retailer)

China Auto Logistics Inc. (CALI) (China: wholesaler of luxury vehicles; auto websites; logistical and financial services to automobile dealers)

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. (CJJD) (China: retail drugstores; wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products)

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NPD) (China: retail drugstore chain)

Christopher & Banks Corporation (CBK) (Women’s apparel stores: brands include Christopher & Banks (Petite sizes 4-16), CJ Banks (Plus Sizes) and MPW stores)

Citi Trends, Inc. (CTRN) (Retail stores: urban apparel, shoes and accessories)

Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) (Athletic Apparel: Outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories: brands include Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Montrail, Pacific Trail and Sorel; retail stores)

Conn’s, Inc. (CONN) (Home appliance, electronic and furniture stores)

Container Store (The) (TCS) (Retail stores: storage and organization products)

Copart, Inc. (CPRT) (Vehicle auctions)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) (Membership warehouse)

Crocs, Inc. (CROX) (Retail stores; casual footwear for men, women and children)

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) (Nationwide drugstore chain, pharmacy benefit management services; retail medical clinics)

Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST) (Women’s Apparel: Retail locations focusing on maternity apparel)

Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG) (Retail stores focusing on big & tall men’s apparel)

DGSE Companies, Inc. (DGSE) (Wholesaler and retailer of diamonds, jewelry, precious metals products, rare coins and vintage watches)

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) (Team sports, golf, recreational activities; Field & Stream, Golf Galaxy and True Runner specialty stores)

Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS)

Dollar General Corporation (DG) (General merchandise)

Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) (General merchandise)

DSW Inc. (DSW) (Retail stores: dress, casual and athletic footwear)

Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) (Lifestyle brand retailer)

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) (Interior design services, furniture and accessories)

Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (EVK) (Women’s Apparel: China: retail stores focusing on women’s apparel)

Evine Live Inc. (EVLV) (Digital commerce company)

Express, Inc. (EXPR) (Specialty apparel and accessories retailer)

EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) (Pawn Shops)

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (FCFS) (Pawn Shops)

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) (Discount stores: targets teen and pre-teen shoppers)

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) (Athletic footwear and related apparel; brands included: Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) (Women’s Apparel: Retail boutiques targeting female consumers between the ages of 18 and 35)

Fred’s, Inc. (FRED) (Retail stores primarily Located in the Southeast)

FTD Companies, Inc. (FTD) (Flowers)

Gamestop Corporation (GME) (Gaming retail stores)

Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS) (Retail stores: men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and personal care products: brands include Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy)

Genesco Inc. (GCO) (Retail stores: footwear, headwear, sports apparel and accessories)

Getty Realty Corporation (GTY) (Retail REIT; convenience stores)

GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) (Health and wellness stores: vitamins, minerals, herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products, diet products)

Gordmans Stores, Inc. (GMAN) (Apparel and home fashions retailer)

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) (Automotive dealerships, franchises and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil)

Guess?, Inc. (GES) (Apparel retail stores in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America in addition to licenses and franchises of addition stores outside North America)

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (HVT) (Home furnishing stores primarily located in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States)

HHGregg, Inc. (HGG) (Home appliance, electronic and furniture Stores)

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) (Athletic footwear, apparel and equipment)

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (HD) (Home improvement stores: locations throughout North America)

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) (IPO March 9, 2017; women’s apparel)

Jumei International Holding Limited (JMEI) (China: online retailer of beauty products)

KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR) (Vehicle auctions)

KBS Fashion Group Limited (KBSF) (China: retail stores focusing on casual menswear)

Kirkland’s, Inc. (KIRK) (Home décor stores)

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)

Kroger Company (The) (KR) (Diversified retailer: grocery stores, department stores, jewelry stores, etc.)

L Brands, Inc. (LB) (Diversified specialty stores: lingerie, personal care and beauty products; brands include Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel , La Senza, PINK  and Victoria’s Secret)

Land’s End, Inc. (LE) (Catalog and ecommerce: men’s women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories)

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) (Upholstery furniture products)

Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) (Automotive dealerships located primarily in the Midwest and Western regions of the Unites States)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) (Home improvement stores: locations throughout North America)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) (Canada: Athletic Apparel: yoga-inspired athletic apparel company)

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL) (Retail locations: hardwood flooring)

Macy’s Inc. (M) (Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Brands)

MarineMax, Inc. (HZO) (Recreational boat retailer)

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. (MNRO) (Undercar care facilities)

Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) (Convenience stores, Midwest and Southeastern regions: approximately 1,200 locations)

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (EYE) (IPO October 26, 2017; optical retailer: America’s Best, Eyeglass World, Vista Optical and Walmart Vision Centers)

Netshoes (Cayman) Ltd. (NETS) (IPO April 12, 2017; Brazil: sports and lifestyle online retailer)

New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) (Women’s Apparel: retails stores focusing on women’s fashion apparel and accessories)

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) (Nordstrom Rack locations in addition to apparel, footwear and accessories retail stores)

Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) (Office furniture and supply retailer; brands include Office Depot and OfficeMax)

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (OLLI) (Discount retail stores)

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) (Automotive replacement parts and accessories)

Party City Inc. (PRTY) (Theme and seasonal company owned and franchise stores)

PCM, Inc. (PCMI) (Direct marketer of IT products, services and solutions)

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (PAG) (Automotive and commercial dealerships along with distribution)

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) (Retail: focused on imports)

PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) (Membership warehouse; locations in Central and South America)

Qurate Retail Group (QRTEA) (QVC, HSN, zulily)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) (Premium apparel, accessories and fragrances; operates retail stores and concession-based locations in addition to distributing products to specialty and department stores; brands include Ralph Lauren, American Living, Black Label, Chaps and Club Monaco)

Regis Corporation (RGS) (Cost Cutters, First Choice Haircutter, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, SmartStyle and Supercuts)

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII)  (Rent-to-own stores: appliances, computers, electronics and furniture)

Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH) (Luxury retailer of home furnishings)

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) (Retail drugstore locations in over 30 states)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) (Ross Dress for Less apparel and home fashion retail stores; dd’s DISCOUNTS retail stores)

Rush Enterprises, Inc. (RUSHA) (Operates commercial truck dealerships)

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) (Operates retail beauty supply stores)

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) (Brands include Sears, Roebuck and Kmart Corporation)

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (SHOS)

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (SHW)(Retail Stores: paints and coatings)

Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) (Retail stores: dress, casual and athletic footwear)

Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) (Brands include Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, Kay Jewelers and Zales)

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (SKX) (Retail stores: high performance and lifestyle footwear)

Sleep Number Corporation (SNBR) (Mattresses and related bedding products)

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) (Dealerships spread across approximately 14 states)

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (SPWH) (Outdoor sporting goods: hunting, shooting, fishing and camping gear)

Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) (Apparel, footwear and accessories retail stores; brands include Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage)

Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT) (Retail men’s and women’s apparel stores)

Tailored Brands, Inc. (TLRD) (Men’s apparel stores: brands include Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, Jos. A. Bank, K&G and Moores)

Tapestry, Inc. (TPR) (Formerly Coach, Inc.: Bags, business cases, eyewear, jewelry, travel products, scarves and watches)

Target Corporation (TGT)

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (TPX) (Mattresses and related bedding products)

The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) (Retail locations: athletic apparel, shoes and related accessories; specialty running stores)

The Michaels Companies, Inc. (MIK) (Arts and crafts stores)

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) (Jewelry; retail locations located around the world)

Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc. (TTS) (Retail locations: manufactured and natural stone tiles)

Tilly’s, Inc. (TLYS) (Athletic Apparel: Retail locations: action sports apparel and footwear)

Titan Machinery Inc. (TITN) (Agricultural and construction equipment stores)

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) (Multiple retail brands including HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post and T.J. Maxx)

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) (Farm and ranch stores)

Trans World Entertainment Corp. (TWMC) (F.Y.E. and Suncoast)

TravelCenters of America (TA) (Full-Service Travel Centers)

Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES)(Closeouts of medium & high end home accessories and housewares)

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA) (Full-service salon; cosmetics and skin and hair care products)

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (UGP) (Brazil: specialized distribution and retail; specialty chemicals; storage for liquid bulk)

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) (Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie stores in North America and Europe; wholesale distribution through Free People brand)

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (PRTS) (Ecommerce: aftermarket auto parts)

Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) (Retail stores: women’s, men’s and children’s apparel; men’s and women’s footwear; handbags)

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI) (Nutritional product stores: vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, beauty products)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) (Retail drugstores throughout the United States and numerous other countries; wholesale and distribution)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) (Diversified retailer)

Wayfair Inc. (W) (Online home furnishing and décor)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm)

Winmark Corporation (WINA) (Diversified specialty stores: Brands include Once Upon A Child, Plato’s Closet, Play It Again Sports and Style Encore)

Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ)  (Athletic Apparel: Retail stores: action sports oriented stores)