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Our leadership stems from the two founding families: The Chaplins, one of the original founding families of Southern Wine & Spirits; and The Glazers, who founded Glazer's, Inc. When the two companies combined, a powerful mix of company-grown leaders, talent from the beverage alcohol industry, and experts from leading companies outside the industry were brought together. Officially, we’re known as Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. But ask any of our customers, suppliers, or team members and they’ll tell you we’re not just a company. We’re a tight-knit group of friends and family.

In 1955 Jim Hensley started his company. Today - Hensley is one of the largest family owned and operated beverage distributors in the nation. Through tradition, Hensley is a market leader in beverage distribution delivering an expanded portfolio of world-class products, bringing over 2,500 brands of beer, craft brew, fine wine, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages to people all across Arizona. Hensley Beverage Company is proud at being a nationally-recognized leader in campaigns to reduce alcohol abuse, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

The company was originally formed on January 3rd, 2001 and is owned 50% by the Goldring Family through a company named Crown Beverage Company, LLC (Crown) and 50% by the Moffett Family through a company named Poydras Street Investors, LLC (Poydras). 
 
Crescent Crown sells and delivers over 26 million cases annually throughout its distribution territories in Arizona and Louisiana including various waters, teas, juices and other non-alcoholic beverages. Crescent Crown Distributing is the #11 largest distributor in the United States​.