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 – Samuel R. Mott – began growing and packaging apples in New York, using techniques he learned from his grandfather, Zebulon Mott.

Samuel R. Mott 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, Samuel R. Mott 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 Fruit Snacks to its portfolio. Packed with two total fruit and veggie servings magically hidden in every 8 oz. glass, Mott’s Fruit Snacks are a great way for parents to ensure their kids are getting the fruits and vegetables they need.

In 2018 we created Mott’s Sensibles™ to provide families with the goodness of 100% juice with 30% less sugar (compared to 100% apple juice). At last, your family can enjoy the delicious taste of 100% juice, with less of the sugar stress - a win for you and your kids!

The Mott’s brand continues as part of the Plano, Texas-based Keurig Dr Pepper, a leading producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages that satisfy the needs of people anytime, anywhere.


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.

Helping Sustainability Grow

Mott’s is committed to supporting regenerative agricultural practices by connecting apple growers with agriculture experts to help maximize production while minimizing environmental impact.


Supporting Native Pollinators

Many apple farmers have to rent bees to pollinate their orchards during the season. This is expensive and not ideal for the ecosystem. So Mott’s has incentivized pollinator-friendly growing practices and facilitated partnerships between local farmers, Cornell University, and the IPM institute of North America to develop agricultural strategies for supporting native pollinators.


Increasing Soil Health

Mott’s actively works to educate, assist, and help fund apple farmers in implementing cover cropping during replanting. This practice can help bring natural, organic nutrients to the soil, prevent soil erosion, and even bolster local pollinator populations.


Keeping it Local

Whenever possible, Mott’s is committed to sourcing apples in the same region we make our sauce. When apples only need to travel a few miles for processing we can create a fresher, better quality sauce.