Dustin Mitzel, CEO of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops, has been appointed to the position of second vice president of the alcoholic beverage retail group. The guild is comprised of independent wine, spirits and beer retailers and has nearly 40 primary members. The guild meets to exchange information and discuss best practices in the industry. Membership is by invitation only.
The combined membership of the guild generates nearly $2 billion in annual revenue through nearly 500 locations. More than 4,100 people are employed by member stores and 37 million customers visit guild stores each year.
The Wine and Spirits Guild of America plays a philanthropic function in member communities by annually donating $26 million to 2,750 charities.