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Philip Wiggenraad

Philip Wiggenraad has provided insights on retail strategy and consumer trends for close to 15 years, focusing on Europe and Asia. His previous experience includes head of research at Hong Kong retail innovation company Tofugear and leading the analyst team at Ascential's Retail Week Prospect in London. Follow him on Twitter: @philforsure or on www.wiggenraad.com. Follow him on Twitter: @philforsure

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Analysis: The rise and rise of Southeast Asian tech giant Grab

A few days ago, it was announced that food delivery giant Grab Holdings is reportedly seeking a listing in the US.

What does Deliveroo’s IPO flop say about the economics of food delivery?

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Analysis: Here’s what’s behind Miniso’s digital-focussed future

Miniso has undergone explosive growth, opening more than 4,500 stores in over 80 countries over the last eight years.

How iHerb has quietly become a health and beauty e-commerce giant

The e-commerce boom has seen iHerb win over consumers with its eco-friendly, naturals range.

Opinion: Saks’ e-commerce spin-off defies retail logic

In an age where most retailers are focused on breaking down barriers between sales channels, it appears to be a disaster...

Can new ownership bring Thomas Pink back into the black?

The declining fortunes of Pink represents a cautionary tale of the perils of excessive discounting.

Analysis: Here’s why Hong Kong retail is down, but not out

Now that the tourists are no longer flooding the island, retail has been forced to evolve since the pandemic.

Analysis: How JD Sports masterminded its global ascent

The self-proclaimed 'King of Trainers' has been on an acquisition spree in recent months, focusing on the US.

How China’s Pop Mart plans to rival Disney

Pop Mart was listed on the Hong Kong Stock exchange in December and was valued at $US 7 billion ahead of its trading deb...
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Why has Adidas set Reebok free? Here’s what went wrong

The original plan was for both brands to fend off the dominance of Nike, but it didn’t quite work out.