Updated April 28, 2012The U.S. retail industry consists of both publicly traded and privately owned retail companies. Most of the largest multi-store retail chains in the U.S. are publicly traded, and their shares are sold through the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. The most recent U.S. retail chains to become publicly traded are Vitamin Shoppe, rue 21 and Dollar General.
This is a complete list of publicly traded companies in the U.S. retail industry and their stock symbols, arranged according to the type of merchandise sold.
- Publicly Traded Apparel Companies
- Publicly Traded Auto, Parts & Accessories Retailers
- Publicly Traded Department Store Companies
- Publicly Traded Direct Sales and Internet E-commerce Companies
- Publicly Traded Discount and Variety Store Chains
- Publicly Traded Retail Restaurant Chains
- Drug, Electronics, Grocery, Home, Jewelry, Music, Specialty, Sporting Good and Toy Stores Publicly Traded
- Complete List of U.S. Publicly Traded Retail Companies, Sorted Alphabetically