June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

T. Elenteny Imports

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will never fade.”  –Gertrude Jekyll

Hamptons Friday Route:

As a reminder, Fond du Lac runs an extra truck out the entire Long Island route on Friday during the summer.  Each invoice shipped on this truck incurs a $10.00 fee from the warehouse.  Orders must be submitted by cut off on Thursday for next day delivery.  Please note that no times can be guaranteed on this truck and we cannot request ETAs for deliveries.

Summer Slowdown in Europe:

While there is a fairly accurate belief that “Europe Goes On Vacation in August,” it is important to note that we do not. Due to reduced trucking capacity from carriers, coupled with an increased sense of urgency of export markets rushing to get wines collected before August, pickup lead times take a bit longer during the months of July and August. Please note on all PO submissions if there are any closure dates that we need to be aware of prior to collection. It would be prudent to plan for an extra week of lead time for orders placed over the next four weeks; however, we hope to achieve our average projected lead times throughout the summer months.

Compliance Notes:

New Jersey: As a reminder, please note that if you enter NJ pricing for an item, we will be moving forward with brand registering the associated TTB Id/COLA (@$23 per unique COLA).

Brand Registration Renewals: Please be on the lookout for emails from Compliance about brand registration renewals for the States of Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, and Maine.

Utah: The State of Utah recently implemented new delivery standards. If you are currently in that market, we will reach out to you with pertinent information.

Seamless Order Processing Tip: Please make sure to enter SCR’s for items well in advance of placing an order for national markets.

July 4th Closures:

Please be aware that we will be closed along with our warehousing partners on Wednesday, July 4th this year. We will provide separate memos for delivery schedules of warehouses.

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