On the March 7th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:
Joe Jansen – Founder, Owner and President, Goody Goody Liquor
Mark Warsop – CEO, Panini America
Joe Jansen, Founder, Owner and President, Goody Goody Liquor
The first location for the local, family-owned company was a modest 15-by-50 foot store on Greenville Avenue, which opened in 1964. Now celebrating its 50th year under Jansen’s leadership, Goody Goody has 20 stores across Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Longview, with another opening in the Houston-suburb of Copperfield in early April.
Since the company’s founding, Jansen’s business philosophy has remained the same, saying, “We make a profit because we serve the public. We don’t serve the public to make a profit.”
Jansen and his family work hard to ensure each Goody Goody location exemplifies this mantra, placing an emphasis on maintaining large quantities of product, selling that product at a great price, and employing knowledgeable staff members, who are eager to assist customers without using high-pressure sales tactics.
Mark Warsop, CEO, Panini America
Mark Warsop, CEO of Panini America, a sports and entertainment collectable company has 22 years collectibles experience, 13 years with the Panini Group, and 9 years with The Topps Company.
Working his way through the Topps European office, Mark eventually served the last five years of his tenure responsible for all the companies European marketing activity as well as managing sports collectibles.
In 2001 Mark joined the Panini Group as Marketing Director for Panini UK, and ascended to the CEO of Panini America in 2009. As CEO of Panini America, Mark has spearheaded growth of over 400%, and elevated Panini America to market leader status in less than five years.