Imported Food Products Are Allowed a Mirage?

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Will Pime's import food products?? Not really ..!

The importers will be Carrefour, Jumbo, Disco, Walmart, etc. . They will place an order with their subsidiaries, in neighbouring countries, and adjust the prices here to be competitive..?
More satisfaction..?

Which are the supermarket products prime brands..? The ones at eye level.
The ones you have to go on all fours to read the prices, are certainly third tier brands
 
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Will Pime's import food products?? Not really ..!

The importers will be Carrefour, Jumbo, Disco, Walmart, etc. . They will place an order with their subsidiaries, in neighbouring countries, and adjust the prices here to be competitive..?
More satisfaction..?

Which are the supermarket products prime brands..? The ones at eye level.
The ones you have to go on all fours to read the prices, are certainly third tier brands
Nothing that Jumbo, Disco, or Walmart (do they still exist here) is going to move the needle on food prices. I think the only significant major players in terms of market share are Dia and then Carrefour. And then you have the Chinese supermarkets which must also have a significant market share, who are not going to independently organize imports.

It's perhaps not a bad measure, but it's surely a slap in the face for the agricultural sector which has generally favoured this government.
 
Nothing that Jumbo, Disco, or Walmart (do they still exist here) is going to move the needle on food prices. I think the only significant major players in terms of market share are Dia and then Carrefour. And then you have the Chinese supermarkets which must also have a significant market share, who are not going to independently organize imports.

It's perhaps not a bad measure, but it's surely a slap in the face for the agricultural sector which has generally favoured this government.

Dia will import food products? and will play a major role over the ones that have overseas products in stock..? across the borders.
Agree the chinese may not import.
 
Dia will import food products? and will play a major role over the ones that have overseas products in stock..? across the borders.
Agree the chinese may not import.
Good questions... it may be that the supermarket chains don't import directly, rather they get their products from the transport and logistics services. There are big distribution centres scattered around Buenos Aires, and I don't know who would be behind the task of trucking stuff in from outside the country. Probably, in any case, it would take time to expand imports, so this new measure won't have an immediate impact. It could have been taken earlier.
 
Good questions... it may be that the supermarket chains don't import directly, rather they get their products from the transport and logistics services. There are big distribution centres scattered around Buenos Aires, and I don't know who would be behind the task of trucking stuff in from outside the country. Probably, in any case, it would take time to expand imports, so this new measure won't have an immediate impact. It could have been taken earlier.

I agree with you it would take time for others. But for Jumbo, Carrefour, takes one mail to their subsidiaries , that are 2 day by truck away.
 
I agree with you it would take time for others. But for Jumbo, Carrefour, takes one mail to their subsidiaries , that are 2 day by truck away.
2 days by truck, but are there more trucks and drivers for this? More customs inspectors? Are we expecting joined-up thinking here?
 
Will Pime's import food products?? Not really ..!

The importers will be Carrefour, Jumbo, Disco, Walmart, etc. . They will place an order with their subsidiaries, in neighbouring countries, and adjust the prices here to be competitive..?
More satisfaction..?

Which are the supermarket products prime brands..? The ones at eye level.
The ones you have to go on all fours to read the prices, are certainly third tier brands
Día (a major Spanish supermarket chain) already has plenty of its own brand products that are imported and have been so for many years now even if the products tend to come and go. For example it's Día brand "pringles" are made in Canada while its Día brand olives come from Spain while it's X brand beer comes from Germany.

Plus wholesale importers will have a field day and start selling to every kind of small supermarket possibly, making the shelves of your local neighborhood chino look like a supermarket in barrio-chino.

The question of whether or not this will translate to lower prices at check-out remains to be seen as businesses still need to take a gamble on the peso (and judging by prices of many items in supermarkets today they are betting strongly against it...)
 
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