Marketing agency Big Sea buys stake in web developer Pineapple
June 30, 2020 - Two St. Petersburg companies have joined forces. Big Sea, a marketing agency, acquired a majority stake in Pineapple Development, a website development company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pineapple CEO Donny Minchillo will remain in his leadership position and retain 30 percent ownership of the 12-person firm. Big Sea, with online marketing expertise, said it will benefit from Pineapple's specialization in building and maintaining e-commerce platforms using Shopify and Magento. Big Sea and Pineapple also partnered on Pineapple Pickup, described in a news release as an affordable option for restaurants to offer online take-out and delivery orders.