For over 20 years Columbus Consulting has been building long-lasting relationships with our clients. With a 96% re-engagement rate, we are proud of our partnerships and ability to deliver measurable and scalable results. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of our clients are saying:


At Home


“The Columbus consultants have sat in our seats in previous roles, have the knowledge and experience in successfully working with organizations of our size and understand the challenges and proper steps for a retail world that is constantly changing and evolving,”

– At Home



“The project delivered significant improvement to our business. Partnering with Columbus Consulting enabled us to understand and leverage industry best practices within our organization.”

– Carhartt

Diamond (2)

“We knew data and analytics were lacking in our current systems and processes. Dave Wargo and the Columbus Consulting International team helped provide a clear path to stronger analytics and gave the team the confidence that change is possible. We are now on our way to creating a stronger product data model and implementing new processes to give our merchandising team the insight to make faster decisions and support the business in an even more meaningful way.”

– Diamonds Direct USA

Eileen Fisher


“Columbus Consulting understood our challenge right away. We wanted to work with a consulting firm that acknowledged our objective of achieving operational excellence without losing our DNA; without losing what makes us EILEEN FISHER.”

– Eileen Fisher

Finish Line


“Columbus Consulting’s unmatched experience in the industry and familiarity with the technology plays a critical role in our success as we move away from our current spreadsheet solutions and evolve Finish Line’s technology capabilities.”

– Finish Line

Groundtruth Global


“We have been working with Charlotte and the Columbus team since late last year. Their passion and understanding of both data and the retail landscape is invaluable. Charlotte is a guiding force, translating the changing models and workflows of the industry into efficient measurable actions.”

– Groundtruth Global


“Columbus Consulting has been a valued partner throughout my career. I have sought after their expertise at several brands and they have always delivered scalable and measurable results. The Columbus team has true industry knowledge and acts as extensions of their clients’ organizations. If you are hesitant to engage with consultants, you haven’t spoken to Columbus. They know retail and do everything from strategy to implementation.

– Halfords



“Columbus Consulting is a well-known name in the retail consulting space. Because of its reputation, and bolstered by the recommendation of a number of my peers, it was a no-brainer to invite Columbus Consulting to assist us through this process.”

–  Helzberg Diamonds

Hibbett l City Gear


“We can’t thank the team at Columbus enough for their expertise in helping us through this transformation.”

– Hibbett l City Gear



“By working with Columbus Consulting, we found an allocation and replenishment partner that came alongside us to further improve our omni-channel capabilities. The expertise of their team is unmatched.”

– Hunkemöller



“The platform that Columbus Consulting helped us to secure will allow us to grow for the next five to 10 years. Our ability to get this done according to our original plan was very reliant on their expertise. Columbus Consulting served as key members of our team.”

– Malin+Goetz


“Columbus Consulting was instrumental in helping us to build a roadmap with that goal in mind. They conducted a full health audit of our retail operations and business processes and created a plan for us to scale. Generating greater profits allows us to fulfill our mission to help even more children and families with the support and equipment they need. We could not have done so without the expertise of the Columbus team.”

– Newlife Charities



“Columbus Consulting has brought the right team of experts with deep knowledge and years of experience at the right time for each of these projects. We are delighted with the success of these initiatives and look forward to many more years of collaboration.”

–  Phantom Fireworks


“SPARC sought to standardize our allocation tool across all six SPARC brands. In addition to standardizing the tool and the process we needed to also recognize each brand’s individual differences and meet their needs within a standard process and tool. We chose Columbus because of their expertise with the Blue Yonder allocation system and their commitment to keeping the tool flexible to the needs of each brand with our overall goal in mind.”




“We consider Columbus Consulting a strategic thought partner, that was demonstrated through every stage of this project.”

– Talbots


Phantom Fireworks

Based in Ohio, Phantom Fireworks was founded over 40 years ago by retailer and business entrepreneur Bruce J. Zoldan. While Bruce’s career was rooted in the grocery and C-store space, he quickly identified unmet consumer needs in the non-food area and launched a line of sparklers. This led to early success which ultimately led him to becoming the #1 fireworks retailer in America.

Unified Commerce Retailer

Like all great brand stories, Columbus Consulting’s client started from humble beginnings. This mid-20th century business grew from being homegrown to one of America’s leading retailers

Hibbett | City Gear

Hibbett | City Gear, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, was founded in 1945. Nearly 80 years later, it has grown to a leading footwear and athleisure fashion retailer with over 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores. Located in 36 states nationwide, Hibbett prides itself on a rich history of serving customers with convenient locations, superior personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and accessories from top brands like Nike, Jordan, adidas, Under Armour, PUMA and New Balance. Hibbett’s “toe to head” strategy focuses on popular styles, new releases, and curated looks.


In 2004, Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz set out to modernize the traditional apothecary concept, creating MALIN+GOETZ out of their New York City apartment. The company started with a mission to simplify skincare in a cluttered and overwhelming marketplace. Made for all skin types and genders, especially those with sensitive skin, the brand initially launched with a curated assortment of six core essentials for the face, body and hair, all positioned to smell good, feel good, and work efficiently while looking good in one’s bathroom. MALIN+GOETZ has since expanded to an assortment of 100+ SKUs, including handcrafted candles and dynamic, gender-neutral fragrances.

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