Class Code: 8037

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 8037 applies to superstores, which are large retail establishments with many departments, each selling a specific type of merchandise. Superstores and warehouse clubs are “one-stop shopping” establishments that sell a wide assortment of goods. A key distinction between superstores and department stores, discount department stores, or other retail operations is that superstores sell groceries such as milk, juices, cereals, crackers, cookies, frozen dinners, frozen desserts, etc., in addition to their other types of merchandise. Many have full grocery operations with fresh produce, meat, seafood, and baked goods. Other merchandise may include clothing, linens, house furnishings, furniture, hardware, automotive parts and cleaning supplies, garden or lawn supplies, toys, sporting goods, electronics, movies, music, books, computers, software, stationery/greeting cards, office or school supplies, toiletries, household cleaning supplies, and pet supplies. Other areas include pharmacies; photo labs; groceries such as fresh produce, meat, seafood, and baked goods; garden centers; eyewear; and jewelry. These entities may operate a gas station and/or automobile repair or tire installation garages. Superstores may also be referred to as supercenters, megastores, or megacenters. These stores are generally larger than 50,000 square feet and may be as large as or larger than 200,000 square feet.

Please note that some retail establishments may refer to themselves as superstores, megacenters, megastores, etc., and be larger than 50,000 square feet but not qualify for Code 8037. For example, a large furniture showroom or a large television and stereo dealer may refer to themselves as a “superstore” and be larger than 50,000 square feet, but they would not qualify for Code 8037 because they are otherwise classified and do not meet the other requirements (i.e., multiple departments, each selling a specific type of merchandise, and the sale of groceries).

Code 8037 also applies to warehouse clubs. Warehouse clubs are characterized by their “no frills” format and generally require annual membership fees. They may have a large percentage of business memberships. This would not preclude them from assignment to Code 8037. Warehouse clubs have many departments, each selling a specific type of merchandise. It is common for warehouse clubs to maintain a large in-store inventory, with merchandise displayed in original shipping cartons or boxes and stacked on pallets rather than on shelves. Many items are also sold in bulk or large quantities. Merchandise sold may include clothing, linens, house furnishings, furniture, hardware, automotive parts and cleaning supplies, garden or lawn supplies, toys, sporting goods, electronics, movies, music, books, computers, software, stationery/greeting cards, office or school supplies, toiletries, household cleaning supplies, and pet supplies. Other areas may include pharmacies; photo labs; groceries such as fresh produce, meat, seafood, and baked goods; garden centers; eyewear; and jewelry. It is not uncommon for these entities to operate a gas station and automobile repair or tire installation garages.

Equipment and Materials:

   
•    Clothing racks
•    Display cases
•    Forklifts
•    Handcarts
•    Dollies
•    Universal Product Code (UPC) scanner
•    Cash registers

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 8037:

   
•    Delivery and installation of household appliances are to be separately rated.
•    Refer to Code 8058 and Code 8232 for home improvement centers or building material dealers.
•    Refer to Code 8039 for department stores.
•    Refer to Code 8033 for supermarkets and grocery stores.
•    Refer to Code 8044 for furniture stores.
•    Refer to Code 8018 for wholesale stores not otherwise classified (NOC).
•    Refer to Code 8017 for five-and-ten-cent stores or dollar stores.
•    Refer to Code 8017 for retail stores not otherwise classified (NOC).

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.54

Construction Exemption Required: No