Who We Are

The Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Texas A&M University serves the retail industry with student education, research, and executive outreach. Founded in 1983, the program has become a renowned source of industry knowledge and a pipeline for developing future retail leaders.

Within Mays Business School, CRS offers coursework, career management, internship, and leadership activities for students. Graduates of the Center for Retailing Studies earn business degrees, build workplace skills, and develop ethical values that advance the world’s prosperity.

Our success is built on corporate partnerships, a robust curriculum, transformational learning experiences, and outstanding Mays faculty research.

Corporate Partners

The Center for Retailing Studies is supported through annual donations from retailers, technology, research, advertising and consulting firms.

We gratefully acknowledge and thank these companies for investing in retailing education at Texas A&M University.

Retailing Summit

We are proud to host the premier industry-focused retailing conference by an academic institution in the country. The annual Retailing Summit serves the retailing industry by providing advanced knowledge, high-value networking opportunities, and applicable business solutions. Held each year in Dallas, the Retailing Summit is the Center's signature outreach event for the industry.


Retailing research conducted at Texas A&M University is relevant, timely, and actionable. As such, the Center for Retailing Studies is positioned as the "go-to" resource for all retail related inquiries.

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