News & Events

July 4th Holiday

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

-  Summer Shutdown Monday July 17th thru Friday July 28th . 

-  It is recommended that final pre-shutdown orders are placed no later than Tuesday, July 11th. 

-  Per the NYS Liquor Authority, orders shipped from Monday, July 10th thru Friday, July 14th will be deemed delivered on Sunday July 16th , which shall be considered the date of delivery for same. The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Tuesday, August 15th. 

 ***Please note: it is important that we utilize Monday, July 10th efficiently as orders placed on Friday, July 7th and delivered on Monday, July 10th will receive the extended credit terms.

- The last delivery date prior to shutdown is Friday, July 14th and no new orders will be taken on this day. The Order Department is closed on Friday, July 14, 2017.

- Customer Service is open Friday July 14th 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


August Orders and July Month End

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

- The Order Department and Pocket Advantage will be open on Monday, July 31st at 9am to take your orders at August pricing. Per our normal policies, orders will NOT be processed prior to 9am on Monday, July 31st (as this is the first ordering day of the new month)

- Our first delivery day after the Summer Shutdown will be Tuesday, August 1st


Beverage Media and Sevenfifty Orders

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


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.