News & Events

Please note: Empire Merchants will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas day and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th 2018. We will also be closed Tuesday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd ready to start the New Year.


The busy holiday season is upon us and Empire Merchants is working overtime to make sure you have the product you need when you need it. Mark your calendar! Empire Merchants Order Department will be open on Saturday, December 15th from 9AM to 4:45PM ready to take your orders.


For the weekend of December 15th, our Order Department will be open from 9am- 4:45pm and orders can also be placed via Pocket Advantage by Sales Representatives through Sunday December 16th until 5pm. We will attempt to deliver all orders placed on Friday, December 14th through Sunday, December 16th on Monday, December 17th. Please contact your Sales Representative to place new Bill and Storage orders with a next-day release, as these must be requested by 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th. For more details on this and year-end inventory replenishment, please contact your sales associate or visit our website at


Please order early to ensure delivery for the holidays, and Empire Merchants order department will be open until 5pm on Friday, December21st and Friday December 28th to take your last minute orders.


Empire Merchants can accept orders at prices posted for December 2018 as late as 5pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019. These orders can be placed by your Sales Representative or by calling our Order Department. If you would like to place an order at prices posted for January 2019, please contact our Order Department.


Bill and Storage orders at December pricing can be placed via your Sales Rep until 5pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Goods placed into Bill and Storage on Monday, December 31st, 2018 through 5pm on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at December pricing and delivered by Monday, January 7, 2019, will not be assessed the “in charge” fees. If the delivery is not completed by January 7, 2019, normal bill and storage charges will apply to any remaining inventory. For more details on this, please contact your sales associate or visit

Normal bill and storage charges will be assessed for Bill and Storage orders placed at January 2019 pricing


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.