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 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.
Bruce Winder offers a variety of consulting & advisory services in areas such as media relations, branding, strategy, retail, merchandising, procurement, global sourcing, supply chain, quality management and more. Challenge him with your problem or opportunity!
Bruce Winder offers industry in-person and virtual keynote, industry panel and session facilitation speaking services. Give him a call or email to discuss further.
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"Having Bruce on BNN is always good television. His depth of knowledge expressed in an accessible manner makes him a go-to guest for reaction to any retail story."
"When it comes to retail, there's no one better out there than Bruce Winder for his insights on this dynamic and ever-changing industry. As a journalist with the national publication Retail Insider, I often need someone to comment on trends in the sector. Bruce is one of my go-to people for that as I am always confident that he can share his thoughts, knowledge and experience in a way that is beneficial for readers and everyone connected with the retail industry."
“I have had the pleasure to work with Bruce on two campaigns where he has been an incredible partner and trusted source of information. His expertise and understanding of the ever-changing retail trends, strengthens the stories we’re sharing with Canadians. Bruce approaches each campaign with integrity and facts to effectively explain how this can benefit individuals or a larger business industry.”