Tagged: john james

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

Hayseed Ventures to Take Over Old Post Office Building in Fayetteville Square

by Marty Cook 5/6/2015 10:49 am

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will move its Country Outfitter flagship store out of the Old Post Office Building in the downtown Fayetteville square.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 4:41 pm

Arkansas’ economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Acumen’s Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Acumen Brands, Dillard's Friendly After $15.7M Buyout

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

No longer part of the same company, Acumen Brands CEO John James said last week that he still considers the folks at Dillard’s Inc. friends and mentors.

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville Gets $83M Investment

by Mark Carter 4/4/2013 4:26 pm

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville receives an $83 million investment from New York firm General Atlantic, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.