Border crossings of Guatemalan companies

We know that Guatemala has a growth rate, despite the fact that 2021 will be a year of risks and greater economic activity. Fortunately, the Guatemalan companies that continue to cross borders are not like that. Food delivery, micro-businesses and all internet activity are examples of these Guatemalan companies and organizations.

Pollo Campero, is one of the Guatemalan companies that began selling from a cart on the streets of Guatemala and is now present in 14 countries. It is an example of growth, since for many years it has been common to see many passengers in Central American airports with their chicken boxes.

With the opening of his first restaurant in 1971, he marked the beginning of a brilliant career plagued by setbacks.

The concept of Pollo Campero began as a family dream, it managed to turn its fried chicken into one of the most iconic flavors of the Central American country and export it to other countries such as the United States, Spain, China and Indonesia. The opening of his first restaurant in 1971 marked the beginning of a brilliant career plagued by setbacks.

Pollo Campero was an instant success, quickly becoming one of the best known Guatemalan companies in the region.

The influx of customers of various types and circumstances at their first restaurant caused them to shift their attention and create an extremely popular product, helping to expand their number of stores across the country.

Just one year after its creation, the company entered the world market with the opening of a store in El Salvador. Today it is one of the Guatemalan companies with the most experience and presence in several countries around the world. In addition, it is managed by one of the most well-known and influential families in the country. Pollo Campero is the hub of Corporación Multi Inversiones, a massive consortium that also covers agribusiness, finance and real estate.

CMI, one of the most successful Guatemalan companies

Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) is a family-owned multi-Latin organization with more than 40,000 people that has been creating investment, employment and development in 15 countries around the world for more than 100 years.

The corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020 and is already planning its second century. They want to focus on merging the company as one CMI, retaining its past, and continuing its growth and progress in this new era.

Lisa Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga and Juan Luis Bosch, President of CMI Alimentos y Capital, have developed their family business to become one of the most outstanding multilatinas born in Central America during 45 years of management.

Although its two business units, Food and Capital, are leaders in the food and renewable energy generation sector in Central America, Juan Luis and Juan José are sure that the giant can go even further.

In fact, CMI has increased 2.9 times in the previous decade. Consequently, one of its objectives is to develop the CMI Alimentos company by 50% to 60% in the next 4 to 5 years.

Carla Fowler

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