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 …

Argentina Polo A Magnet for Global Luxury Brands

Patrick Archer argentina polo, arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba

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 …

Argentine Consumer Tastes Shifting Up to Premium Wine, Beer

Patrick Archer lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Argentine consumers are increasingly opting for premium wines and local palettes are rapidly shifting away from generics in favor of more sophisticated varietals from boutique vineyards and large production wineries alike. InvestBA created the adjacent graph based on data provided by the CCR, and the numbers are staggering for a premium shift when much of the world is moving in …