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February 2018 Newsletter

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February 2018 Newsletter

“February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. ”    Shirley Jackson

President’s Day Closures
Please be aware that neither T. Elenteny Imports nor our partnering warehouses will be open on Monday, February 19th.  All orders received before cut off Friday, February 16th will be delivered on Tuesday, February 20th.

Spring Rosé Arrivals          
While many of you have Rosé in the warehouse or on the water, we’d like to aid in your planning timelines as springtime quickly approaches:

  • Please budget one month from pickup date to inbound for NJ-bound orders from Northern France and Spain
  • Please budget five weeks from pickup date to inbound for NJ-bound orders from Southern France and Italy
  • Please budget seven weeks from pickup date to inbound for CA-bound orders

U.S. Trucking Service Advisory
The US trucking industry is facing ongoing changes which are impacting trucking capacity nationwide. We are monitoring the market situation very closely in an effort to mitigate delays and manage costs.

Several factors have converged to overwhelm the trucking market: declining workforce availability, growing operational costs, tightening regulatory requirements, and extreme weather events.

To best process your trucking needs, we kindly ask that you submit collection requests with one week minimum of lead time so that we can reserve capacity as needed..

France Q2 Bank Holidays
There are five bank holidays in France scheduled over a seven-week period between April 2nd and May 2st. This will be particularly impactful in early May when there are three holidays in a ten day span.

Please plan on an extra week of lead time for orders being collected in the second half of April 2018. Please also note that all of these individual holidays could lead to delays associated with pickups, loading, and departures.

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