Fashion and Retail

The Columbus Region is home to some of the world’s most recognizable retail and apparel brands that drive global innovation.

By the Numbers

A thriving retail and fashion community drives the trends you see across the world.

No. 4

AMONG LARGE U.S METROS FOR CONCENTRATION OF RETAIL HEADQUARTERS

2M

STRONG POPULATION MAKES A PERFECT TEST MARKET

No. 1

RETAIL CENTER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

The Retail Advantage

Businesses focused on market research, design, technology, and omni-channel efficiencies strengthen the Columbus Region’s significant concentration of retail and apparel headquarters. The result is a market that uniquely connects retailers with customers. Schools that offer tailored programs in fashion design, store design, e-commerce, logistics management, and more feed the talent pipeline.

Test Market USA

The geographic location and concentration of retail headquarters cemented Columbus’ status as the nation’s renowned test market for retail. Nationwide brands regularly test new products and technology in the Region because it has historically been a microcosm of the national population. Today, the city upholds that status as it continues to trend younger, more urban and more affluent.

In the News

Learn more about how people and businesses continue to make an impact in these recent stories from the Columbus Region.

  • April 22, 2021

    Where E-Commerce Goes to Scale

    In an uneven year of economic winners and losers, e-commerce was undoubtedly one of the former. With the…

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Top Employers

Operation: HQ
Location: New Albany, Franklin County
abercrombie.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
bbwinc.com
Operation: Office
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
barkbox.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
biglots.com
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
Location: Heath, Licking County
carvana.com
Operation: Office
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
chipotle.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
dsw.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
express.com
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
Location: Groveport, Franklin County
gapinc.com
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
Company Headquarters: Canada
lululemon.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Columbus, Franklin County
roguefitness.com
Operation: HQ
Location: Reynoldsburg, Licking County
victoriassecretandco.com
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
Location: Obetz, Franklin County
zulily.com

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