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Japanese companies, DKSH enter Myanmar wholesale market

Three Japanese companies and a Swiss trading house have become the first foreign entities authorised to do retail and/ or wholesale business in Myanmar. Toyota Group’s trading arm Toyota Tsusho, pharmaceutical firm Otsuka and diaper manufacturer Mycare Unicharm are authorised to operate wholesale business as a 100% foreign-owned business, according to an announcement from the […]

Asahi bringing Calpis to Myanmar

Asahi Group Holdings will begin selling its Calpis Lacto lactic beverage in Myanmar this month, marking the first time the Japanese company has sold Calpis-brand products in the Southeast Asian nation. The drink, which is made at a group plant in Thailand, will be sold primarily in urban areas through a joint venture with a […]

Asahi to Launch New Myanmar Beverage Line in 2016

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings said it will launch beverages under an original brand in Myanmar as early as 2016. President and CEO Naoki Izumiya, who visited Yangon recently, unveiled the plan during an interview with The Nikkei. The beverage giant set up a joint venture with Loi Hein, a major local beverage firm, in August […]