The acquisition of several competitors in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas as well as opening Arizona as a fourth State in 1966. By the last years of the 20th century Glazer's grew to a total of nine states with distributor acquisitions in Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa. In 1998, Glazer's and Sunbelt Distributing in Arizona working together created Alliance Beverage, a new company poised to capitalize on opportunities in that state. Another strategic partnership was formed with Romano Brothers. This new venture capitalized on the strength of Romano Brothers in the mid-west with the purchase of Olinger Distributors, a statewide distributor in Indiana.