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2014 Wholesaler Shutdown Period

Pursuant to SLA Advisory #2014-17, wholesalers may opt into any part of a Summer 2014 Wholesaler Shutdown Period. 

Retailers are advised to check with their respective wholesalers regarding participation in any Shutdown Period and the availability of deliveries during these time periods.  In addition, retail credit cycles shall be adjusted for retail purchases made from participating wholesalers, as follows:

  • Orders shipped from Tuesday, July 1, 2014 through Friday, July 11, 2014 will be deemed delivered on Friday, July 11, 2014 which shall be considered the date of delivery for same.  The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Monday, August 11, 2014.

The wholesalers that have, to date, chosen to opt into this Wholesaler Shutdown Period, the corresponding dates of same, and their respective customer service contact numbers are as follows:

  • Empire Merchants Metro (800) 441-5614
  • Empire Merchants North (800) 724-3960 (select option 3)
  • Southern Wine & Spirits Metro – (800) 272-4255
  • Southern Wine & Spirits Upstate - (800) 767-5034
  • Athenee Importers & Distributors - (516) 642-4062 (closed July 4 - July 21)


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