Bruce Winder

Bruce Winder

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Retail Analyst | E-Commerce | Brick & Mortar | AI & Overall Industry Expert

Bruce Winder is a retail analyst, advisor and speaker serving a variety of clients in the retail, services and manufacturing industries. He is the author of RETAIL Before, During & After COVID-19 published in 2020, and was named a 2024 Top Retail Expert (Analyst Category) from Rethink Retail's global ranking. His 30+ years of experience in big retail, consulting and teaching make him one of Canada's most sought after experts. Winder has been interviewed on TV over one hundred times on leading media outlets such as BNN-Bloomberg, CBC, CTV News, CTV National, CP24, Breakfast Television, CityNews and Global News. Winder completed his MBA from The Smith School of Business at Queen's University in 2004 and is a proud member of the neurodiverse population. He is also a visual artist.
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The CX Files

Mark Hillary

Bruce Winder - The Future Opportunities And Challenges For CX In Retail
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980 – CKNW The Mike Smyth Show

Mike Smyth

Black Friday madness!
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Retail Insider

Craig Patterson

Podcast [Interview] Discussion of Canadian Retail Before, During and After COVID-19 with Bruce Winder

BRUCE WINDER BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Winder is a retail analyst, advisor and speaker serving a variety of clients in the retail, services and manufacturing industries.

He is the author of RETAIL Before, During & After COVID-19 published in 2020, available on Amazon. He was named a 2024 Top Retail Expert (Analyst Category) from Rethink Retail’s global ranking. His 30+ years of experience in big retail, consulting and teaching make him one of Canada’s most sought after experts.

Winder has been interviewed on TV over one hundred times on leading media outlets such as BNN-Bloomberg, CBC, CTV News, CTV National, CP24, Breakfast Television, CityNews and Global News. He has also contributed hundreds of times for articles in publications such as The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, The Washington Post, BBC, The Toronto Star, Reuters, Bloomberg, Adweek, The Calgary Herald, The Ottawa Citizen and many more.

Winder has spoken at numerous company and industry events across North America sharing retail trends and industry best practices. He enjoys teaching business at two Toronto colleges where he instructs graduate and undergraduate students from around the world.

Winder completed his MBA from The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in 2004 and is a proud member of the neurodiverse population.  He is also a visual artist.

Books

RETAIL Before, During & After COVID-19
RETAIL Before, During & After COVID-19
Retail Analyst Bruce Winder uses his 30 years of experience to examine the industry before, during and after COVID-19. Winder reviews and classifies key retailers in the U.S. and Canada and offers a detailed summary of his 80 top retail trends. When COVID-19 struck North America, Winder captured...

Articles & Media

Do you want AI with that? Fast food chains go digital with dynamic pricing, bots

Yahoo! Finance/Canadian Press

“The output is a much more competitive pricing strategy.” However, food costs are a sensitive topic after nearly two years of high inflation, and companies need to be cautious in how they roll out and promote dynamic pricing and other tech, said retail analyst Bruce Winder.
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Loyalty has its price. More companies partner-up with reward card programs as cash-strapped customers hunt for deals

The Toronto Star

Thursday Home Hardware announced it will now be part of Scene+, a loyalty card held by some 13 million people across Canada. Retail consultant Bruce Winder said the hardware chain’s move is the latest in a trend of retailers returning to a coalition model for loyalty cards. “It seems that the coalition, the alliances, are coming back,” Winder said.
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Do your research for Black Friday, because not every deal is a good one, experts warn

The Toronto Star

But reigning in spending is much easier said than done. Bruce Winder, a retail analyst with over two decades of experience, recommends consumers approach this year’s season of super sales with two strategies in mind: preparation and research.
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Why more fashion retailers are charging return fees

BBC

The fashion industry bears the brunt of this, since fit is not an exact science. "You're not buying a ballpoint pen," says Toronto-based independent retail expert Bruce Winder, "so you need to try it on, and you need to touch and feel the garment and see if it looks good on you."
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BNN Bloomberg

SBC

Canadians will change their purchasing behaviour to maximize points: Retail analyst
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Financial Post

SBC

Closures and layoffs loom for retailers
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BNN – Bloomberg

SBC

Back-to-school amid soaring inflation
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Bruce Winder Topic Presentations

Retail Trend Update

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As the retail industry evolves at a staggering pace, I provide the audience with details on the key trends that are shaping this space.

    From the role of AI and other technology to emerging international competitors, new business models and channels of distribution, much has changed since before the pandemic.

    Audiences walk away with a current view of the retail industry and potential future trends that enable them to manage their own business or start a new one.

E-commerce Trend Update

AI and Retail

Consumer Buying Trends

Being Neurodiverse in the Corporate World

Testimonials

Bruce has appeared as keynote at two of our annual conferences. He truly is a retail expert and drew record attendance at each conference that he headlined. I highly recommend Bruce for his expertise, timely subject matter and engaging presentations.

Judy Sharpe

Vice President Events & Member Engagement
CHFA

We had the pleasure of having Bruce present to our leadership team at the Source (Bell). He is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker who is well versed in retail trends and the ever-changing landscape that we are facing as we climb through Covid, Supply Chain disruptions, the growth of omni-channel and all of the other key events and changes that we are seeing. He was able to share key insights and answer the burning questions that we had – it was time well spent!

Andaleeb Syed Dobson

Former Vice President
The Source

Bruce delivered a wonderful presentation to our internal team at Enbridge for a lunch n learn. Not only was Bruce engaging and knowledgeable – he inserted humour and insights that everyone could identify and associate with both their personal and business life.  If you are ever in need of a speaker I highly recommend reaching out to Bruce as we will once again intend to schedule him for another lunch n learn.

Mary Sye

Municipal Energy Advisor
Enbridge Gas

A great informative, engaging speaker! Insightful session with our team of franchisees/owners on the retail landscape, trends and the impact of Covid in our space. Provided valuable and useful information during these uncertain times. We highly recommend his services!

Claudine Sweeney

CEO & Founder
Simply For Life

It is my pleasure to recommend Bruce Winder as a Retail Expert & Speaker. In my role as a volunteer at Consumer Real Estate Canada, I moderate a monthly CREC LIVE cross-Canada update call of consumer real estate market and trends. Mr. Winder was our keynote guest this spring (2022) and provided our call participants with an excellent overview of the retail landscape in Canada during & post COVID-19. The response to his presentation was very positive and I look forward to having Bruce as a guest on our future CREC events!

Michael Kehoe

Broker of Record
Fairfield Commercial Real Estate Inc.

With COVID impacting the retail environment so profoundly, it was difficult to get a comprehensive overview of the current situation. Bruce kindly presented this information to my MBA Retail Analytics class at the Schulich School of Business in both 2021 and 2022. His book: Retail Before, During & After COVID-19 was an excellent resource.  By presenting live to the class he enlightened them as to COVID impacts in the retail domain and how to consider future impacts. Highly recommended.

Alex Arifuzzaman

Founding Partner
Interstratics Consultants Inc. & Advanced Analytics Instructor

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