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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


We offer cutting edge, innovative, industry-relevant programmes both for those wanting to join the industry and those looking to progress their career to the next level. We offer courses at undergraduate, masters, and PhD level. Short courses are also available. 


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Retail researcher warns of ‘post-Christmas blues’
The American retail traditions of 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' might have killed this year's Boxing Day sales, says a Massey University retail...
Massey launches new retail research centre and survey
The Massey Business School has launched a new centre for retail research - and its first project will be a comprehensive survey of the New Zealand...
The changing faces of New Zealand retail
The New Zealand retail industry is experiencing an unparalleled period of change and flux. For the very first time, sales growth online is now...
Retail trends in 2015 and beyond
Associate Professor Valentyna Melnyk outlines the key global trends in retail that New Zealand retailers should be aware of.


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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