Convenience retailers share how the The Good Jobs Strategy is helping their companies increase employee productivity, contribution and motivation.
Henry Armour, President & CEO, NACS
About our Guests
Zeynep Ton, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, President, The Good Jobs Institute
Zeynep’s research focuses on how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers and investors simultaneously. In 2014, she published her findings in a book, “The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits.” Zeynep cofounded the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute to help companies transform through assessments, workshop, and longer-term partnerships. In 2023, Zeynep published “The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay & Meaning to Everyone’s Work.” NACS partners with the Good Jobs Institute to bring the Good Jobs Strategy to the convenience store industry.
Varish Goyal, CEO, Loop Neighborhood Markets
Varish has worked in the convenience and fuels retailing industry since 2002. He has served as CEO of Loop Neighborhood Markets since 2018 and is also president of Vintners Distributors Inc. The company operates more than 100 stores in California under the Loop Neighborhood Markets brand.
Joe Hamza, Chief Operating Officer, Nouria Energy Corp.
Joe has been with the Worcester-Massachusetts-based Nouria Energy Corp. since 2015. The company operates 175 locations throughout New England, 60 Golden Nozzle car washes and a wholesale business servicing over 300 locations in New England and New York. Prior to joining Nouria, Joe was vice president of sales and marketing at Tedeschi Food Shops Inc.