Another eComm Giant Makes the Omni-Channel Move

The Wall Street Journal reported today that eCommerce giant, Alibaba, will buy a 36% ownership stake of Sun Art Retail Group. Like Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods, this marks a strategic expansion from online only to online + brick and mortar.

One major difference between the two transactions is that Alibaba has said it wishes to "co-exist" with retailers, where as Amazon is seeking to go head-to-head. What are you thoughts? Which strategy is better? Will customers know the difference? Will they care?

Castus Makes Headlines

Castus Consulting Featured in Global Trade Magazine

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We spent time talking with Global Trade about how Castus was formed, what type of partnerships we seek, and how our process works. It's been a humbling and exciting ride so far, and we are thrilled to share some of our experiences. Thanks to the Global Trade team for the incredibly well written story! Click the image to read the full article.

Pittsburgh Business Times Highlights Our Work With Petco

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently highlighted Castus' partnership with Petco. Castus has been leading International Business Development efforts for the Pet Care retail giant since last year and it's been a truly rewarding experience. We're excited to continue this partnership and look forward to more successes!

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Castus Was Featured in "Chronicle: Only in Pittsburgh"

We are honored to be featured among some of Pittsburgh’s most innovative companies and leaders as part of WTAE's focus on regional growth.

Chronicle: Only in Pittsburgh showcases the key role this city will play in shaping the world over the next several decades. From the investment of cutting-edge companies to groundbreaking medical advancements, Pittsburgh is poised to lead the charge to future innovation.

Thanks to WTAE, Andrew Stockey, and Ascender for the opportunity to be part of a great story. And congratulations to all of the local businesses who are working hard and seeing success!

You can watch the full feature online by following this link. (Castus is featured at the 26min mark).


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