Our GlobalTeam™ of highly experienced international specialists on the ground in 32 countries contributed to the following brief summary of the franchise world opportunities for 1st quarter 2016. Countries to watch for franchise opportunities in 2016: Argentina, the Philippines, the UAE, Spain, Poland and Peru.
|Consumer economy growing at 8.2% per year
Only large corporations are investing in new projects
Political unrest, declining Foreign Direct Investment
Many new US F&B brands opening
4% GDP growth expected in 2016
6.5% GDP growth, prefer US franchise brands
|Dramatic change, new positive government
Economy is stalled, inflation climbing, political uncertainty
Declining investment in F&B, tax focused new government
3.7% GDP growth for 2016. Government regulations?
Show me the money and where it came from
Mexico City, Monterrey and Cancun booming
Lima is a city of cranes and new foreign franchises
US$15/hour minimum wage kills margins. Election year
|GDP growth of 3.5% projected for 2016
Difficult to find investors/risk takers for new foreign brands
3%+ GDP growth for 2016. Slow new franchise investment
2.7% GDP growth for 2016. Recovery speeding up
Political unrest leading to drop in new project investment
2.2% GDP growth, but normal investment analysis paralysis
|Pent-up consumer demand, high growth, iffy security
Challenges to get new businesses open due to regulations
New building push, large expat influx, airport & airline soaring
|GDP growth of 2.5% but falling commodity exports. Jobs iffy?
Not another country, another universe. But opportunities.
Low growth, high unemployment (25%), low new investment