Canada Dry Mott’s is the Canadian subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) – the third-largest refreshment beverage business in North America, headquartered in Plano, Texas. The company manufactures, markets, and distributes more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready-to-drink teas, mixers, and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
With a brand heritage spanning more than 200 years, the CDM portfolio includes some of the most recognized beverage brands. In addition to its flagship Canada Dry and Mott’s Clamato brands, the CDM portfolio includes Dr Pepper, Snapple, Crush, Mott’s Fruitsations, Mott’s Garden Cocktail, Orangina, Schweppes, Rose’s, Mr & Mrs T, and other well-known consumer favourites.
Canada Dry Mott’s and Dr Pepper Snapple Group were established in 2008 following the spinoff of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) from Cadbury Schweppes plc. CSAB had formed in 2003 by bringing together Cadbury Schweppes’ four North American beverage businesses, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., Snapple Beverage Group, Mott’s LLP, and Bebidas Mexico, unifying these businesses under a common vision, strategy, and management structure, and cementing the company’s position as the third-largest refreshment beverage business in North America.
In 2006, the company reached another milestone with the acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Bottling Group, the largest independent bottler in the United States.
These moves, and several subsequent bottling business acquisitions, have made Dr Pepper Snapple Group what it is today: an integrated beverage business with nearly $6 billion USD in annual revenues, approximately 19,000 employees, 21 manufacturing facilities, and more than 120 distribution centers across North America.
Growth and Expansion
Cadbury Schweppes was formed in 1969 with the merger of Cadbury and Schweppes, and over the ensuing three decades the company amassed the third-largest share of the North American beverage market through a series of strategic acquisitions.
In 1982, Cadbury Schweppes acquired the Duffy-Mott Company (later known as Mott’s), one of the largest apple juice processors in the world. Through the rest of the 1980s, the company added Canada Dry, Sunkist Soda, Crush, and Sun Drop.
A&W Brands, which included the signature root beer and cream soda, as well as Squirt and Vernors, joined the portfolio in 1993.
In 1995, Cadbury Schweppes purchased Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. The acquisition brought Dr Pepper and 7UP, along with IBC Root Beer and the Welch’s soft drink line, into the Cadbury Schweppes family.
In 2000, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Snapple Beverage Group, which included the namesake brand as well as RC Cola, Diet Rite, and Stewart’s, among others.
In 2003, the four North American beverage companies under Cadbury Schweppes – Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., Snapple Beverage Corp., Mott’s, and Bebidas Mexico – were unified under a common vision, business strategy, and management structure to become Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages.
The company established its own bottling and distribution network in 2006, when it acquired full ownership of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, the largest independent bottler in the U.S. Subsequently, it acquired several other major independent bottling and distributing businesses, including All-American Bottling Co., 7UP Bottling Co. of San Francisco, Southeast-Atlantic Beverage Corp., Dr Pepper/7-Up Bottling Co. of the West (Reno, NV), and Davis Bottling Co. (PA), among others. Adding to its finished goods manufacturing footprint for distribution of juices, teas, mixers, and applesauce, the bottler acquisitions have given DPS control of nearly half of its overall volume in the U.S. and direct access to a substantial majority of the U.S. population.
In 2017, DPS completed the acquisition of Bai Brands LLC, adding its complete lineup of better-for-you, antioxidant-infused enhanced waters, carbonated flavoured waters, coconut water, and premium teas to the portfolio.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Canada Dry Mott’s are a leading producer of flavoured beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun, and flavour. We have seven of the top ten non-cola soft drinks, and nine of our ten leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavour categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Bai, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, IBC, Mott’s, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose’s, Schweppes, Squirt, and Sunkist soda.
AN OLD NEW COMPANY
Dr Pepper Snapple Group may have only been on the New York Stock Exchange for a short time, but our brands have a history dating back three centuries.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Through years of acquisitions and mergers, not to mention in-house innovation, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Canada Dry Mott’s have developed a diverse, flavourful brand portfolio and an integrated business model that uniquely position us for success.