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Mott's

Mott's brings the best of the orchard to families so they can enjoy delicious fruit goodness every day.  Since 1842, Mott's has been dedicated to giving moms easy ways to help their families be their very best.

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Quick Expansion

Quick Expansion

By 1887, Mott's was importing apples from across the northeast, and exporting ciders, juices, vinegars and apple champagnes to the entire United States.

Applesauce

Applesauce

In 1930, applesauce was added to the Mott's line, a step that caused exponential growth for the company.

Apples in a Bottle

Apples in a Bottle

In 1938, Mott's Apple Juice first appeared in grocery stores, making use of new processing techniques that allow the natural flavors of apples to be captured in a bottle.

The Full Spread

The Full Spread

In 1967, the company produced more than 58 different products, including applesauce, prune juice, canned vegetable and seafood, and a line of low-calorie products marketed as "figure control."

History

The national debut of Mott's was a springboard for S.R., who had been manufacturing and growing apples in New York since 1842, using techniques he learned from his grandfather, Zebulon Mott. S.R. pioneered advanced pasteurization and filtration techniques at his mill in Bouckland, N.Y., and the popularity of his products began to grow.

After the death of one of his sons, S.R. retired from the apple business, selling the company to his remaining sons, John and Frederick, for $1. After John's death, Frederick sold the company, renamed Genesee Fruit Company, to the W.B. Duffy Cider Company for substantially more.  In 1914, the two companies consolidated into the Duffy-Mott Company, Inc., a name that remained until it was shortened to simply "Mott's Inc." in 1986.  Cadbury Schweppes acquired Duffy-Mott in 1982.

The Cadbury Schweppes purchase ushered in a new age of innovation for the brand, and in 1985, Mott's was the first applesauce to come in single-serve plastic cups. Six years later, Mott's introduced fruit-flavored applesauces, which would eventually grow into Fruitsations flavor line. 

In 2001, Mott's Healthy Harvest, an unsweetened applesauce blended with other fruits, entered the market.

In April 2005, Mott's introduced Mott's Plus for Kid's Health and Mott's Plus Light. And, in 2007, Mott's debuted Mott's for Tots, a great-tasting, pre-diluted juice drink, made of 100 percent juice and purified water. Mott's for Tots has 40 percent less sugar than regular apple juice, no artificial sweetener and 100 percent vitamin C.  Mott's Plus Sauce, fortified with nutrients like calcium, antioxidants or fiber, became widely available in 2008.  In 2010, Mott's added Mott's Medleys to its portfolio.  Packed with two total fruit and veggie servings magically hidden in every 8-oz. glass, Medleys is a great way for mom to ensure her kids are getting the fruits and vegetables they need.

The Mott's brand continues as part of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.

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