Moët Hennessy and Empire Merchants Renew New York Distribution Contract

Moët Hennessy and Empire Merchants Renew New York Distribution Contract
From, by Moet Hennessy USA

NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Moët Hennessy USA, the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and champagnes in the U.S., and Empire Merchants announced today they have renewed their distribution contract for the State of New York. The agreement, which includes a long-term partnership between the two companies, covers both Upstate New York and Metro New York.  

The partnership between Moët Hennessy and Empire Merchants dates back to 2007.  The portfolio includes exceptional champagnes, wines and spirits from around the world.   

"Moët Hennessy USA is pleased to continue its association with Empire Merchants," said Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moet Hennessy North America. "With the dedicated support committed by Empire Merchants for our brands I am confident of continued growth and success to our mutual benefit."

"We are very excited about the finalization of our long term contract with MHUSA.  MHUSA, a high-profit and high-growth supplier, and Empire Merchants are two fully aligned companies with regards to culture, vision towards growth, with both featuring a highly effective route to market.  We are very excited about the future and looking forward to celebrating many successes together," said E. Lloyd Sobel, President of Empire Merchants.

About Moet Hennessy USA
MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and Champagnes in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas de Los Andes, Smoke Tree and Chandon California. Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building luxury brands. CONTACT: Irina Manoliu for Moët Hennessy USA, 917-822-5357 or

About Empire Merchants
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 1,300 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 10,000 area restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and retail outlets.  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 Charmer Industries, Inc., a company owned by the Drucker and Merinoff families. CONTACT: Chrissy Magliocco for Empire Merchants, 718 255 2519 or

SOURCE Moet Hennessy USA

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