Uruguay Internet Connection Speeds Surge As Fiber Optic Spreads

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Uruguay Internet connection speeds are surging thanks to the spread of a national fiber optic network combined with affordable monthly plans for residential and business customers. Uruguay already has the fastest and cheapest Internet access in Latin America, and now the speed gap between Uruguay and other countries in the region is widening, according to Akamai’s 2014 State of the …

Argentina Franchises Booming Across Sectors & Borders

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Consumer demand for consistency and quality in dining, goods and services is fueling Argentina’s franchise sector with hundreds of original brands and almost 30,000 franchise locations nationwide. Franchises Now Move The Equivalent Of 2.4% Of Argentine GDP, is the headline of today’s iProfesional article which summarizes new market data from the Argentina Association of Brands & Franchises (AAMF). According to …

Johnny Rockets Seeks Fun-Focused Franchisee For Argentina, Uruguay

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Johnny Rockets, the classic all-American hamburger joint, shifted into serious global growth mode in December evident by 2014 franchise openings in Brazil and India. With a solid footprint in other corners of Latin America, the California-based company is now looking to bring their unique concept to Argentina and Uruguay. A lead story in today’s InfoNegocios says Chilean group FESA owns the …

Buenos Aires Shantytown Rents Now Higher Than Some Neighborhoods

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The number of inhabitants living in Buenos Aires villas or shantytowns rose by 52.3% over the past decade according to a front page story in today’s La Nacion. Commensurate with that growth has been the increase in rental rates in these villas where the laws of supply and demand have given birth to an informal real estate brokerage network. Rents in Villa …

Subway To Open New Argentina Franchise Every 72 Hours

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Subway is conquering the Argentina fast food landscape one 15-centimeter sub at a time and planning a year-end marathon like no other in the history of Argentina franchises. The world’s largest restaurant operator will open a new Subway every 72 hours over the next two months in Argentina, according to Apertura’s Joaquin Garau. Most of the new locations will be …