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Asahi Group launching Calpis in Southeast Asia

TOKYO -- Asahi Group Holdings, a major Japanese beverage maker, is targeting Southeast Asian markets with its Calpis lactic acid drinks by altering the formula to suit local palates.

     Asahi has teamed up with a Malaysian subsidiary to develop original Calpis drinks for that nation. Come spring, it is to launch a new variation of Calpis in Vietnam.

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