Retail is usually classified by the following type of products:
Food products — typically require cold storage facilities.
Hard goods or durable goods ("hardline retailers") — automobiles, appliances, electronics, furniture, sporting goods, lumber, etc., and parts for them. Goods that do not quickly wear out and provide utility over time.
Soft goods or consumables — clothing, other fabrics, footwear, toiletries, cosmetics, medicines and stationery. Goods that are consumed after one use or have a limited period (typically under three years) in which you may use them.
Arts — contemporary art galleries, bookstores, handicrafts, musical instruments, gift shops, and supplies for them.