About Mott's

Company History

We grew up with apples

They’ve nourished us, inspired us, and provided for us since 1842.

That was when our founder – S.R. – began growing and packaging apples in New York, using techniques he learned from his grandfather, Zebulon Mott.

S.R. pioneered advanced pasteurization and filtration techniques at his mill in Bouckville, New York, 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. And the commitment to apple excellence continued to expand over the next 70 years.

In 1982, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Duffy-Mott and ushered in a new age of innovation for the brand.

In 1985, we were the first company to offer applesauce in single-serve plastic cups.

In 1986, we shortened our name to simply “Mott’s Inc.”

Five years later, Mott’s introduced fruit-flavored applesauces, which would eventually grow into the Fruitsations flavor line.

2001 saw the debut of Mott’s Healthy Harvest, an unsweetened applesauce blended with other fruits.

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, prediluted juice drink made of 100% juice and purified water. Mott’s for Tots has 40% less sugar than regular apple juice, no artificial sweetener, and 100% of Vitamin C.

Mott’s Plus Sauce, fortified with nutrients such as calcium, antioxidants, and 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.


Juice Products Association

Mott’s is proud to be a member of the Juice Products Association (JPA), a trade association that advocates the fruit and fruit juice industry. One of JPA’s main objectives is to advance research establishing the health benefits of apples and apple products.