The Argentina Investment Report for April 5, 2016

Patrick Archer agribusiness, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, us companies

The Argentina Investment Report for April 5, 2016 By Patrick Archer MADRID – Only four years removed from Argentina’s expropriation of YPF under the Kirchner administration, Spanish companies are looking at Argentina with renewed optimism. This week executives from Abertis, BBVA, Gas Natural, Gestamp, Iberia, Mapfre, NH, and Santander traveled to Buenos Aires to participate in yesterday’s Argentina-Spain Business Forum at the Alvear Palace Hotel. …

Argentina Franchises Booming Across Sectors & Borders

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

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 …

FranchiseBA: What Are The Most Popular Franchises in Argentina?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

With consumer demand for quality and consistency rising in Argentina, the prospects are good for new and established franchises in a variety of sectors. And when you consider that 67% of all Argentine franchises are concentrated in BA, you can understand why the smart money is moving to the interior. Cordoba is home to only 14% of the country’s franchises, …

FranchiseBA: The Best Sectors for Franchise Investment in Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

C + DQ > I + PU. That’s the formula for franchise growth in Argentina for 2011. Consumption + Demand for Quality will trump Inflation + Political Uncertainty. That’s the tone of today’s iEco analysis of the local outlook for franchises in Argentina. Andres Mazzeo says that food and clothing franchises will continue to be the Top 2 sectors with …

Twitterando: Buenos Aires Companies Slowly Tap Social Media

Patrick Archer creative class, franchises, technology, us companies, visionaries

While Facebook, Twitter and corporate blogs are de riguer social media tools for U.S. brands, the phenomenon is a relatively nascent one in Argentina according to an in-depth article by Florencia Radici for Cronista. It’s hard to pinpoint whether the Web 2.0 reluctance is motivated by fear of losing control of the message or the heavily flawed assumption that what …