Israel-Hamas war credit: Anadolu Reuters How should war-affected Israeli companies face the world?

In testing times, and with world opinion divided, Israeli companies operating internationally need to project strength, says marketing consultant Sharon Israel.

Trevor Asserson  credit: Dror Katz The British-Israeli lawyer holding the BBC to account

Trevor Asserson says the BBC's biased coverage of the war in the Gaza Strip breaches its own rules - and he intends to prove it.

Cellcom credit: Eyal Izhar Discount Investment in talks to sell Cellcom

Discount Investment holds a 36% controlling stake in the Israeli telecom company.

Elon Musk and Benjamin Netanyahu at Kfar Aza credit: GOP Amos Ben Gershom Musk in Israel: Repairing the image, promoting business

Touring a devastated kibbutz and meeting Israeli leaders, Elon Musk helped the Israeli narrative, but the business motives were just beneath the surface - and there was nary a word about anti-Semitic posts.

Carrefour hyper branch Ra'anana credit: Shira Sapir Carrefour Israel loss narrows

Electra Consumer Products food retail sector saw losses of NIS 7 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with NIS 51 million before the stores were converted to Carrefour.

Shlomo Karhi  credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90 Communications minister says agreement reached on Starlink

According to Minister of Communications Shlomo Karhi, Elon Musk's satellite Internet network Starlink will only operate in Israel and Gaza with his ministry's approval.

Microsoft's Herzliya campus  credit: Amit Garon Microsoft grants Israeli employees special war allowance

Among other benefits, the US software giant will give each of its Israeli employees $3,000.

Carrefour Israel credit: Galit Hatan Carrefour Israel workers c'tee warns on branch closures

Eyal Eli: We warn in advance not to surprise us with any step or plan that would harm employees, the collective agreement and the closing of branches and their sale.

Uri Kilstein  credit: Inbal Marmari CEO's departure a sign of Carrefour Israel's difficulties

The retail chain, controlled by the Salkind brothers' Electra Consumer Products, racked up huge losses in the first half year.

Harel Wizel credit: Dima Taliansky Fox puts up to 50% of employees on unpaid leave

Senior executives will also take a 50% pay cut over the next 30 days, while Hamashbir has put 40% of employees on unpaid leave.

Big Shopping Center credit: PR Big Shopping Centers Shopping centers, malls in Israel partially reopen

Big Shopping Centers CEO Hay Galis sent a letter to tenants last Thursday proposing that they reopen.

Emp[ty shelves of canned foods credit: Dafna Levy Panic buying in Israel after army instructions to stock up

The IDF Home Command has instructed Israelis to keep emergency supplies of canned food, water, medication, and torches, so they can survive 72 hours locked in their security room.

Israeli superrmarket shelves credit: private image Empty shelves and shortages as Israelis stock up

Options are being examined to import potatoes, peppers and other vegetables that are grown in the besieged and bruised south and supplied from there to the rest of the country, and the shortages are still noticeable in many branches.

Nir Zuk  credit: Tal Givoni Nir Zuk set to launch Israeli liberal TV channel Relevant

The tech entrepreneur's venture is targeting a young audience through a streaming app, which could struggle to generate advertising revenue.

Shufersal branch credit: Shutterstock McKinsey advising Shufersal on streamlining plan

Israel's largest retailing chain has hired management consultancy company McKinsey to help it form a streamlining plan to cut operational spending and increase profitability.

IBC Unlimited CEO Yossi Haver credit: Rami Zarnegar IBC Unlimited fiber optic cables to reach 2m homes

The company has raised NIS 450 million from Migdal and Discount Bank to continue expanding its network.

Yitzchak Mirilashvili credit: wikimedia ,RONENGOLDMAN.COM Yitzchak Mirilashvili takes minority stake in SPAR Israel

Mirilashvili will replace Shufersal, which did not take up the option for its 19.9% because of restrictions placed on it by the Israel Competition Authority.

SPAR store  credit: Shutterstock Shufersal pulls out of SPAR Israel partnership

SPAR will open stores in Israel without Shufersal as a minority partner, after the Israel Competition Authority imposed restrictions on the partnership.

Ben Gurion airport credit: Shutterstock Ben Gurion airport Terminal 3 set for enlargement

In 2024, as part of the expansion project, commercial space will be increased and adapted to passengers' demands, with stress on price controls.

Cost of living credit: Tali Bogdansky Israel to ease food imports by recognizing EU regulations

Carrefour can currently only import 500 of its 5,000 private label products because Israeli regulation is different from EU regulation.

SPAR credit: Shutterstock SPAR to open first Israel store in early 2024

The 2,500 square meter store will be in Kfar Saba, sources inform "Globes."

Satellite with SatixFy technology on board. Inset: Nir Barkan  credit: Company website; Ariel Barkan SatixFy starts to recover from cool Wall Street reception

Satellite communications solutions company SatixFy fell 85% from its SPAC merger valuation, but CEO Nir Barkan is confident that the market is going its way.

Carrefour branch in Ra'anana  credit: Lens Productions Carrefour losses weigh on Electra Consumer Products

Electra Consumer Products is seen unlikely to exercise its option on another 49.9% of the Carrefour-Yeinot Bitan supermarket chain.

Shufersal branch credit: Shutterstock Shufersal reports stable Q2 sales, operating profit up 23%

The retailing giant's Be pharmacy chain continues to record unimpressive results.

Giora Bardea  credit: Eyal Izhar Competition Authority warns Strauss of pending indictments

Food company Strauss Group, its former CEO Giora Bardea, and its CFO Ariel Chetrit, are alleged to have coordinated price rises with competitors though public statements.

Mohamad Abo Nada, Dror Bin, Uzy Zwebner, Roy Zwebner  credit: Oday Catana, Cactus Kfar Qassem gains innovation center

The center, set up by the Innovation Authority and Innovation BaseCap, aims to boost entrepreneurship among Israel's Arab population.

Rami Levy  credit: Jonathan Bloom Rami Levi in talks to buy Yango

Yango, the taxi-hailing and delivery app owned by Russian company Yandex, insists it is not for sale.

Avishai Abrahami  credit: Alan Tzatzkin Wix beats analysts on Q2, raises guidance

The website building platform recorded the first quarter of positive GAAP-based operating income in its history.

Shlomo Karhi  credit: Danny Shem-Tov, Knesset Spokesperson's Office Israel's new broadcasting bill: The winners and losers

Among Minister of Communications Shlomo Karhi's proposals are a slimmed down regulator and advertising for everyone - except IPBC. How will they affect the market, and Israel's lively production industry?

Lego-Ikea marketing collaboration  credit: Shutterstock 7 marketing collaboration mistakes - and how to avoid them

When small partners actually have an advantage, why partners don't have to invest the same amount, how to prevent a confusing campaign, and more.

Bamba credit: defotoberg Shutterstock "Globes" ranks Bamba as Israel's top 2023 brand

For the first time since "Globes" introduced its annual brands rankings in 2003, an Israeli brand has managed to overtake the likes of Coca Cola, Netflix and Google.

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