JAPAN: Kao expects its Chinese operations to post a profit on an operating basis in fiscal 2008. Kao will revise its distribution system and start using local wholesalers. The company is scaling back to 50 locations and will continue to direct sales to large retailers.
The latest exclusive market research from Smithers Pira projects positive growth for the across the nonwoven wipes industry. This market can be subdivided into two major types:
Consumer wipes include b…