In a country where many people are still reeling from the terrible shooting in Paris, Walmart is making the world even better.
It’s a story of innovation and the power of social media.
The world’s largest retailer has always been about doing good.
And it’s been doing so well in the last few years.
It has invested heavily in programs like its $1.6 billion initiative to combat climate change, launched its own carbon footprint monitor, and now it has announced plans to make its stores more sustainable.
Its “Walmart 2020” plan is a major milestone for the company, which was founded in 1946.
But for many in Israel, it was a harbinger of things to come.
It was also a watershed moment for Walmart, which had been building a global brand while fighting a decades-long battle to stay in the country.
It was a struggle, says Aaron Harel, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley who has studied the rise of Israel’s e-commerce industry.
In recent years, Israel’s economy has seen rapid growth, thanks to a massive influx of foreign investment and cheap labor.
That has allowed the country to invest in education and infrastructure, and to invest aggressively in manufacturing.
But, Harel argues, this kind of rapid growth has often led to massive distortions.
For example, when Walmart opened its first store in the tiny coastal town of Beit Shean in 2006, it took three years to double its sales, and by 2020 it was losing money every year.
The retailer could barely pay the rent, and the city had to spend millions of shekels ($1.4 million) to keep it afloat.
“When Israel became a market economy, it had a tremendous opportunity to build the kind of industries and the kind, in fact, of industries that were going to create jobs and create the kind to be able to live off the land,” Harel says.
“Israel is very much a landlocked economy.”
Walmart, which launched in the United States in 1984, grew to become the country’s largest private employer by 2011.
And its store count is expected to reach around 15 million this year.
But the company also has a long way to go.
Its growth has been driven by a huge shift from the retail sector to a digital and e-sales model.
While many countries are embracing this shift, Israel is not one of them.
In Israel, people have traditionally been more concerned about food and basic necessities like clothing.
But in recent years Israel has seen an explosion in digital and social media companies like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which make it possible to communicate more directly with consumers.
This shift is also helping to create a culture of consumption.
Israelis, who have been accustomed to spending their days at home in the company of family and friends, are beginning to see this as an opportunity to go out and spend time with their friends.
Harel estimates that by 2020, nearly 20 percent of Israeli households will have a smartphone.
The Walmart model for social media and retail has been especially successful.
In Israel, Facebook’s success has led to a surge in its user base, and in the past two years, Facebook has doubled its share of the Israeli e-tailers market, which accounts for a fifth of all e-retailers.
Israel’s online shopping market grew more than 20 percent last year, and has been growing faster than any other country outside the United Kingdom, according to research firm Technomic.
The rise of e-shopping also has made it easier for Walmart to reach out to the general public.
According to Harel’s research, the average shopper now spends roughly one hour a day on Facebook, with about 60 percent of that time spent on the company’s products.
Harel says the shift to e-stores has also led to some interesting social media interactions.
For instance, he says, in the early days, people would post pictures of themselves in Walmart stores.
The company would then post a link on the site to see if people liked it.
This has allowed people to meet others in the same store, share photos, and share their shopping experiences, he adds.
“It’s also really a way for the brand to connect with customers in the store, to see who’s buying what and to give feedback on products,” he says.
“The store has become more than just a store.
It became a place where people come together to buy and share, and it’s a place people go to buy things.”
The story of Walmart’s success is a story that’s been told in a number of places.
In The New York Times, the business magazine, a columnist for the Israeli news site Yedioth Ahronoth, and even a host of journalists and scholars.
It can be found on the cover of a forthcoming book by Harel and his colleague Yair Cohen titled The Rise of Israel.
In addition to its influence in Israel and the Middle East, the story