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Empire Merchants LLC

Empire Merchants LLC is the premier wine and spirits distributor in the Metropolitan New York area with roots going back to the end of Prohibition. With more than 1,500 dedicated associates and state-of-the-art facilities, Empire Merchants LLC has become synonymous with both service and quality and has earned the loyalty of more than 12,000 area restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and retail outlets.  

Empire Merchants LLC acts as a marketing agent for the brands that we represent and is proud to employ the most knowledgeable and well-equipped sales force in Metro New York. 

Our selling divisions are split into two houses: Empire Merchants and Atlantic Wine and Spirits. Our experienced sales staff services licensed retail accounts throughout Metro New York, including the following counties: New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island), Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester.

Our centrally located offices and warehouses in Queens and Brooklyn stock over 12,000 unique beverage alcohol items, shipped to us from over 125 global supplier partners. Our sophisticated warehouse management and sortation systems allow us to effortlessly track a single case as it moves through our distribution center and onto a truck for next business day delivery to the trade.

The company was formed in February 2007 through the legal combination of Charmer Industries Inc. and Peerless Importers Inc. in Metro New York. The resulting company, Empire Merchants LLC, is a partnership between Bulldog Ventures Ltd., a company owned by the Magliocco Family, and The Charmer Sunbelt Group. Empire Merchants LLC is a member of The Charmer Sunbelt Group.

The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer, and other beverages. A group of privately held companies, CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Together, these companies employ more than 7,000 associates who bring to market some of the most valuable and well-known consumer brands in the world. CSG is a family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and enjoyed. 
The vision of Empire Merchants LLC is to be the distributor of choice for our suppliers, customers, associates, industry, and community. Empire Merchants LLC operates in accordance with all federal and state laws.

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