Philip Wiggenraad

Philip Wiggenraad
As Head of Research at Tofugear, Philip provides insight on how retailers are adapting their digital strategies to target the connected consumer. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, he led Retail Week’s research team in London, researching the tech and ecommerce strategies of the UK’s leading retailers.

Recent Posts


Three reasons why retailers in Asia are upgrading their ecommerce platforms

  There are currently almost an endless array of technologies and innovations that retailers can invest in as they look to future-proof their business and meet the expectations of the next generation of customers. But when Tofugear surveyed retail..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Dec 2, 2019

The Digital Payment Landscape in Hong Kong

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What innovations are retailers prioritising for 2020?

New innovative approaches are required for retailers to continue to meet the lofty expectations of today’s connected consumers. Inside Retail’s Top..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Sep 12, 2019

Events, Insights

Five key themes from 2019’s RISE conference

With RISE having concluded on July 11, it is now possible to take stock of the learnings that have emerged from Asia’s largest tech conference. Here..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Jul 16, 2019

How can retailers unleash the power of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has been a buzzword in the retail industry for some time now. But rather than just talk about it, retailers are now at a..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Jul 3, 2019


Are Hong Kong retailers ready for a cashless society?

Tofugear, in partnership with payments platform Wirecard, has taken a deep dive into the digital payments landscape in Hong Kong, which has been..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on May 15, 2019


How Can Retailers Capitalise on the Explosive Growth of Ecommerce in the Philippines?

The ecommerce sector in the Philippines is booming. Growth has been running well into double digits for several years now and analysts are..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Mar 19, 2019


Physical Retailers Should Embrace Cross-Channel Shopping Behaviour

Shopping habits in Asia have changed over the last decade, with many consumers’ shopping journeys likely to incorporate multiple channels such as..
Posted by Philip Wiggenraad on Jan 15, 2019