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Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS)

Retail is a key driving force of the global economy. The Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) is the only research centre in New Zealand focused on this exciting, diverse, dynamic and growing industry. We are defining retail research and business engagement in New Zealand.

CARS also serves as a mechanism to promote, connect, and help realise the University’s strategic priorities around the themes of AgriFood Business (particularly at Massey’s Albany campus), Creativity, Innovation, Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, and Society.

We are a centre of excellence, dedicated to advancing the knowledge base of retailing in New Zealand and internationally.


We conduct multi-disciplinary, collaborative research which is relevant and has impact.

Big Issues in Retail

What are the big issues facing retail today? CARS leads a number of initiatives to isolate and debate the Big Issues.

The retail industry speaks about the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies


In addition to the BRBM, Massey offers several other courses and qualifications relevant to the retail industry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Short courses are also available. 


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Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS), Massey Business School, Albany, Private Bag 102904, North Shore, Auckland 0745, New Zealand

0800 2 RETAIL (0800 2 738245)

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