Mott's exploded onto the national scene at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1842, where S.R. Mott entered his apple cider and vinegar. So enthusiastically were his products received that he received a first prize for their quality.
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In 1930, apple sauce was added to the Mott's line, a step that caused exponential growth for the company.
Few brands have enjoyed such a rich history as Mott's. Samuel Rogers Mott (known as S.R.) was born on June 29, 1826. Fifty years later, Mott's would explode onto the national scene at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876, the first major world's fair to be held in the United States. Amongst the innovations premiering that year, including Bell's telephone, Edison's telegraph and the typewriter, S.R. entered his apple cider and vinegar. So enthusiastically were his products received that he received a first prize for their quality.
By 1887, Mott's was importing apples from across the northeast, and exporting ciders, juices, vinegars and apple champagnes to the entire United States. 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.
Cider and vinegar were almost the only products of Duffy-Mott since either company's creation. This changed in 1930, when apple sauce was added to the Mott's line, a step that caused exponential growth for the company. In 1938, Mott's Apple Juice first appeared in grocery stores, making use of new processing techniques that allow the natural flavours of apples to be captured in a bottle.
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 apple sauce to come in single-serve plastic cups. Six years later, Mott's introduced fruit-flavoured apple sauces, which would eventually grow into Fruitsations flavour line.
Mott's Fruitsations single serve apple sauces are available in a variety of flavours including: Mott’s Fruitsations unsweetened Apple, Blueberry Delight, Pomegranate, Strawberry-Kiwi, Country Berry, Raspberry Cherry Starfruit, Peach Medley, as well as Original Apple, Strawberry, Pear, and Mango Peach. In 2012, Mott’s Fruitsations launched a +Veggies innovation line, which put vegetables undercover inside Mott’s Fruitsations apple sauce with flavours such as +Veggies Peach Apple Carrot, and +Veggies Cherry Berry Carrot.
Today, Mott's Fruitsations is part of Canada Dry Mott's, a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.