CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BevMo!, a specialty retailer of alcoholic beverages and related products in the western United States, today announced that Dimitri Haloulos has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2015. He will succeed Alan Johnson, the company’s current CEO, who will remain at the company until Dimitri joins, working closely with Board Chairman Cathy Stauffer to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Dimitri Haloulos was most recently a Senior Vice President at Albertsons Safeway and has spent his career in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail space as an executive in sales, marketing and research across a number of global brands. Dimitri will build on BevMo!’s strong marketplace leadership to guide the company into its next phase of growth.
Cathy Stauffer, Chairman of the BevMo! Board of Directors, said: “On behalf of TowerBrook and the Board, I thank Alan for his passion and dedication to BevMo!. His commitment to the company has driven significant progress over his tenure, including the opening of 95 new stores, launching additional lines of business, building our high caliber leadership team and implementing new operational, merchandising and marketing strategies. Dimitri has tremendous experience and an outstanding track record of success in highly competitive and complex environments. The Board is confident that he is the right executive to build on Alan’s accomplishments and those of the senior management team, improve our strong results and accelerate BevMo!’s growth.”
“I am proud to have worked at BevMo! for eight years. It has been a privilege to work with TowerBrook, the Board and the many talented leaders across the organization,” said Alan Johnson. “BevMo! has significant growth opportunities ahead of it and Dimitri’s extensive knowledge and experience with some of the largest global brands in the CPG and retail space will benefit the company and its customers as he builds upon the work we’ve done and leads BevMo! into the future.”
“I am honored by this appointment and have always recognized BevMo! for its high brand awareness, loyal customer base and differentiated positioning,” said Dimitri Haloulos. “I look forward to working with the company’s management team and talented associates to capitalize on BevMo!’s strong foundation, pursue multiple avenues for growth and attract customers with innovative offerings to ensure that the company is positioned to grow and continue competing successfully in an evolving marketplace.”
Dimitri has been with Albertsons Safeway since 2011, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Own Brands. Prior to his time at Albertsons Safeway, Dimitri held numerous positions at Procter and Gamble over a seven-year span across a number of multi-billion dollar global brands. Dimitri also served as an officer in the United States Army from 1996-2002, and is a graduate of West Point.
BevMo! is a specialty retailer of alcoholic beverages and related products in the western United States and among the largest in the country. With 157 stores in well-trafficked retail areas in major metropolitan markets in California, Arizona and Washington, BevMo! provides a friendly and welcoming environment for competitively priced wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and "goes with" products such as specialty foods and snacks, cigars, glassware and related bar and wine accessories. BevMo.com enables customers to purchase items online for shipping to homes or offices or for pickup within an hour from their local store.