From The Dispatch:
Columbus is headquarters for five of the biggest retail brands
By Margaret Harding
Columbus is home to five of the 50 most valuable retail brands in the U.S., and it is the only city of its size in the country to be able to say so, according to a new study.
Local officials and experts said the rankings speak well for the area, which has become a hub for retail activity nationally.
Limited Brands’ Victoria’s Secret had the highest ranking of Columbus-based brands, at 16th. Abercrombie & Fitch was next-highest at 27th. Limited’s Bath & Body Works ranked 35th, while Abercrombie-owned Hollister was 40th on the list. Big Lots, the closeout retailer, came in at 43rd.