News & Events


July 4th Holiday

- We are closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. Please plan ahead for the holiday as there are no deliveries on Wednesday. July 4th.


Summer Shutdown: Monday July 16th thru Friday July 27th 

- It is recommended that final pre-shutdown orders are placed no later than Tuesday, July 10th. 

- Per the NYS Liquor Authority, orders shipped from Monday, July 9th thru Friday, July 13th will be deemed delivered on Sunday July 15th , which shall be considered the date of delivery for same. The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Tuesday, August 14th. 
Please note: it is important that we utilize Monday, July 9th efficiently as orders placed on Friday, July 6th and delivered on Monday, July 9th will receive the extended credit terms.

- The last delivery date prior to shutdown is Friday, July 13th and no new orders will be taken on this day. The Order Department is closed on Friday, July 13, 2018. Our Order Department will re-open on Monday, July 30th at 9am. 

- Customer Service is open Friday July 13th AND during shutdown for C.O.D. and other compliance issues. Orders cannot be placed through Customer Service during this period. Additionally, all policies related to as bills, pickups/exchanges, etc are still in effect and can be processed during the shutdown period. For example, if a customer received an incorrect product , the pickup needs to be called in within 5 business days from the date of delivery. Customer Service can be reached at 800-441-5614 or via email at


July Month End and August Orders 

- Pocket Advantage will be available for ordering starting on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The first delivery date after shutdown is Tuesday, July 31st.

- You can place Bill and Storage at July pricing on Pocket Advantage until 11:40pm on Tuesday, July 31st

- August orders will be taken starting on Tuesday, July 31st at 9am per our normal policies and procedures.

- Our first delivery day after the Summer Shutdown will be Tuesday, July 31st.


Beverage Media and Sevenfifty Orders

- Orders received through the Bev Media and sevenfifty system will be processed according to this same schedule.


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.