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Dear Customer, January 26, 2018

Effective April 20, 2018, Empire Merchants, LLC will change the fees associated with storage under a warehouse receipt. As required under your current warehouse receipt, we are giving you 60 days’ notice of these changes. Empire’s rates for storage have not changed since 2012 and are a direct result of the increased cost of doing business in the Metro NY area.

These revised fees are as follows:

  • Storage charges will be billed at 65¢ per case per month based on the ending inventory in Storage on the 20th day of every month. The new rate will be assessed starting on April 20th.
  • The initial storage fee will be increased to 65¢ per case, assessed when goods are initially put into Storage. This new rate will be effective for goods placed into storage on or after April 20, 2018.

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Before announcing the winner of our 10th Anniversary TOP HAT CONTEST, on behalf of the Executive Committee, we thank all participants for their many varied and original entries. It was readily evident that a lot of thought, energy and creativity went into each and every entry.


Empire Merchants, formed in February 2007, has been at the forefront of the wine & spirits distribution business in Metro New York for the past 10 years.  With the consistent support of ownership, we have seen exponential growth in Empire Merchants' business over the past decade while providing unparalleled service to over 11,000 customers. Over the next year we will commemorate this milestone.

Celebratory lunches kicked off the festivities in mid-February and there will be other company wide happenings in addition to signage in all Empire Merchants' offices, reflecting our fresh, new Empire Merchants logo. It is our goal to mark each quarter with 10 year anniversary recognition and we look forward to hosting a charity event later in the year to honor our amazing 10 years.


On the Tuesdays of June 21 and Sept. 20, Empire Merchants had the opportunity to again provide dinner at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, located at 132 West 32nd Street in Manhattan.