Retail Advisors Network™ In The Media

Off-price apparel stores are booming, but are they a bricks-and-mortar saviour or symptom of decline?

0603_biz_hs_offprice-1.pngBruce Winder was quoted in The Financial Post regarding off-price luxury discount. “The top spending and income echelon will go to the full-line stores but the off-price customer is not super-rich,” Winder said.

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Canadian Tire trials home delivery for online goods even as bricks-and-mortar chains deliver 26% profit surge

canadian_tire_20170511.jpgBruce Winder was quoted in The Financial Post regarding Canadian Tire. “This is a good decision, a bit of an awakening,” Winder said. “They were behind with e-commerce and omnichannel, and I think with Wetmore back in, they are trying to catch up quickly.”

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Sleep Country goes after the mattress-in-a-box business made popular by online rivals

bloom.jpgBruce Winder quoted in The Financial Post regarding Sleep Country entering boxed mattress market. “The box guys are more of an everyday low price. Casper (its competitors) don’t have the overhead that Sleep Country has, and they have a very limited product range.”

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'We should be paid a living wage': Discount grocery store workers speak out against management, unions

CBC_pamela-singleton-left-and-joseph-pascuzzi-right.jpgBruce Winder was quoted regarding flexible workforce growth in CBC article. Echoing what Finance Minister Bill Morneau said last November, Winder said that the part-time reality is a trend in Canada as more people have a "side hustle" or more than one job.

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Hudson’s Bay Company aimed to reassure investors by touting extensive real-estate portfolio

hbc_(1).jpgBruce Winder quoted in The Financial Post regarding HBC earnings. “Department stores are one of the softest segments in retail right now,” he said. “(HBC) has a lot on the go and as they have been buying and buying, I don’t know if they have fully optimized any of the divisions they acquired.”

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CBC puts Food Basics in the spotlight about labour practices

Food-Basics-0613_(1).jpgBruce Winder quoted in Canadian Grocer regarding retail labour practices. “In my opinion, if you are part-time you should earn the same as someone else. That is fair. An hour of work should be an hour of work,” Winder said.

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