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 …

Expoactiva 2014: Scenes From Uruguay’s Premier Agriculture Expo

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay, us companies

Tens of thousands of agribusiness-minded producers, suppliers, equipment vendors, bankers and investors descended on the Soriano countryside last week for the four-day ag-fest that is Expoactiva. Demonstrating the international appeal of Uruguay agribusiness, several US, Canadian and European commodity, farm equipment and finance companies were on hand with large delegations and impressive expo stands including ADM, Banco Santander, BBVA, Cargill, …

Johnny Rockets Seeks Fun-Focused Franchisee For Argentina, Uruguay

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, us companies

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 …

Chevron Announces Expanded Drilling Plan For Vaca Muerta Shale

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, us companies

Nine months after signing an agreement with YPF to explore oil and gas resources in Argentina’s Neuquen province, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) just announced an expanded drilling plan for the Vaca Muerta shale formation. “Chevron Will Drill 140 Wells In Vaca Muerta This Year” is the headline of iProfesional’s summary of the Chevron announcement which includes the California-based company’s outlook for …

McDonald’s To Save $10 Million A Year Making Cheese In Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

When it comes to the subject of Argentina’s exorbitant import tariffs, the Golden Arches is definitely not Lovin’ It. But a cheddar crisis has created a golden opportunity resulting in new investment and job creation in Argentina. Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, just announced that it will invest $30 million pesos in a new cheese production plant in …