TOKYO -- Riding on the success of its newly designed bottles and a growing appetite for Japanese cuisine abroad, tea maker Ito En is rolling toward its second straight record net profit. But the sweet news does not stop there. The Tokyo-based company is about to get an unexpected tail wind from the spread of sugar taxes, especially in Southeast Asia.
Tea maker Ito En to sip sweet profits as Asia enforces sugar tax
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