TOKYO/YANGON/MUMBAI -- At a small shop tucked into a residential neighborhood of Yangon, one peculiar set of items has emerged as a hit seller among the snacks and household staples on offer: single-use pouches of Unilever shampoo, which dangle from the store's walls and ceiling.
Many in Myanmar still consider bottled shampoo of the sort sold in advanced nations as out of their price range. Naw Htoo, a 21-year-old woman who works as a housekeeper, said: "My friends and I use only small pouches of shampoo. It is quite economical for us." A 10-milliliter portion from Unilever, available even at the roadside stands that dot the country, costs a mere 100 kyat (7 cents).