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Summer 2013 Wholesaler Shutdown Period

Pursuant to SLA Advisory #2013-4, wholesalers may opt into any part of a Summer 2013 Wholesaler Shutdown Period requested by Empire Merchants and approved by the Full Board, from July 15, 2013 through July 26, 2013. Wholesalers wishing to participate must provide the SLA with their chosen shutdown dates as well as a customer service contact number for retailers to utilize for C.O.D. and other compliance issues during the 2013 Summer 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 Monday, July 1, 2013 through Friday, July 12, 2013 will be deemed delivered on Friday, July 12, 2013 which shall be considered the date of delivery for same. The final payment date for such deliveries shall be Monday, August 12, 2013.

Since wholesalers may choose to opt into any portion of this Wholesaler Shutdown Period, either by shutting down or continuing to operate but choosing to follow the shutdown credit schedule nonetheless, retailers are advised to contact their wholesalers to find out if the credit extension included in the “Shutdown Credit Calendar for Liquor and Wine” applies to their purchases.

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): July 15, 2013 through July 26, 2013 – (800) 338-3883 or (718) 383-5500 (select option 4)
• Empire Merchants North: July 15, 2013 through July 19, 2013 – (800) 724-3960 (select option 3)
• Southern Wine & Spirits (Metro): July 15, 2013 through July 26, 2013 – (800) 272-4255
• Southern Wine & Spirits (Upstate): July 15, 2013 through July 19, 2013 – (800) 767-5034
• Polaner Selections: July 15, 2013 through July 26, 2013 – (914) 244-0404
• Athenee Importers: July 1, 2013 through July 14, 2013 – (516) 770-2681

 

 

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