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2015 Summer Shutdown Periods Advisory

The purpose of this Advisory is to advise the industry of approved 2015 Summer shutdown periods for wholesalers and corresponding billing adjustments for same.  In an effort to accommodate industry requests, this year there will be two shutdown periods available for wholesalers to opt into.  Wholesalers may opt into either of the available shutdown periods but not both.  Wholesalers are reminded that they must submit to the Authority their customer service contact number for retailers to utilize for C.O.D. and other compliance issues during their chosen shutdown period.  The authority hereby approves the following modifications to the 2015 liquor/wine credit calendar:

SHUTDOWN PERIOD 1 (July 6 – July 12 delivery dates)
- Orders shipped from Monday, July 6, 2015 – Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be deemed delivered on Sunday, July 12, 2015 which shall be considered the date of delivery for same.  The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
The wholesalers that have, to date, chosen to opt in for Shutdown Period 1 (July 6, 2015 – July 12, 2015 delivery dates) and their corresponding customer service contact numbers are as follows:

- Southern Wine & Spirits, Metro  (800) 272-4255  (actual shutdown dates July 13 – July 24)
- Southern Wine & Spirits, Upstate  (800) 767-5034  (actual shutdown dates July 13 – July 24)
- Empire Merchants, North   (800) 724-3960 [select “3”]  (actual shutdown dates July 13 – July 17)
- Athenee Importers  (516) 642-4062  (actual shutdown dates July 3 – July20)
- Skurnik Wines  (212) 273-9463, [ext.1400 for Customer Service, ext. 2401 for Credit Dept.] 


SHUTDOWN PERIOD 2 (July 13 – July 19 delivery dates)
- Orders shipped from Monday, July 13, 2015 – Sunday, July 19, 2015 will be deemed delivered on Sunday, July 19, 2015, which shall be considered the date of delivery for same.  The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
 The wholesalers that have, to date, chosen to opt in for Shutdown Period 2 (July 13, 2015 – July 19, 2015 delivery dates) and their corresponding customer service contact numbers are as follows:

- Empire Merchants, Metro    (800) 441-5614  (actual shutdown dates July 20 – July 31)
- Royal Wine     (718) 534-0209  (actual shutdown dates July 20 – July 31)

 Please see Advisory 2015-8 as approved by the Members of the Authority


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