Staples Argentina Launches QR App for Subte, City Shopping

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, technology, us companies, visionaries

If people can’t get to the store, let the store go to the people! That was the brilliant idea behind Tesco’s launch of virtual convenience stores in Seoul subway stations, which quickly became a viral sensation in June with over a million views on YouTube. Now the world’s largest office products company is taking that same convenience concept to the …

More KFC, Wendy’s & Pizza Huts Coming to Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

Desarrollos Gastronomicos S.A. (Degasa), the private investment company that controls D&G, the operator of the popular Havanna Cafe franchise, announced a hat trick of fast food outlet expansion in 2012. After opening their first Wendy’s in Argentina on Libertador Avenue in Martinez, the holding company will begin to look beyond Argentina’s borders. One of Degasa’s first orders of business will be expanding …

Cuadrada Cravings: Awaiting Wendy’s Return to Argentina

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

When word of Pizza Hut’s return to Argentina surfaced in October, the announcement was well received, yet another reminder of a U.S.-based restaurant giant that once made a significant investment in the country only to abandon the venture years later when times got tough. Ohio-based Wendy’s made a similar move in the 1990’s buying 11 BA restaurants for $13.2 million …

VanityBA: Argentina Polo A Magnet for Global Luxury Brands

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Today is the Super Bowl Sunday of Argentina polo. This afternoon, eight of the world’s greatest polo players including Adolfo Cambiaso and Facundo Pieres will battle for the final jewel in the Triple Crown, the 117th Argentina Polo Open Championship. Cambiaso’s La Dolfina Peugeot team is making their tenth final appearance in eleven years, while Pieres’ Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra side …

VanityBA: A Very Buenos Aires Thanksgiving With Alberto Arizu & Claudio Destéfano

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Thanksgiving in Buenos Aires always requires a little creativity for expats longing for the traditional turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. But Thanksgiving 2010 was different. It was more than a celebration, it was a total transformation of the palate. The Place: Tomo I. The Wines: Luigi Bosca. The Cuisine: Ada Concaro. The Invitees: A private gathering of …