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– Copella founded by Devora Peake in 1930s
– Started as a farm selling soft fruits
– Introduced fresh apple juice made from Coxs Orange Pippins
– Expanded business to include chilled juice range in 1994
– Acquired by Tropicana in 1998, then by PepsiCo in 1999

– Initially sold premium apple juice in green glass bottles
– Later launched chilled range of 100% pure pressed apple juice
– Introduced apple juice blends
– Shifted to clear plastic bottles with new logo
– Known for using Coxs Orange Pippins in their juice

– Bought by Tropicana in 1998
– Tropicana acquired by PepsiCo in 1999
– Currently owned by PepsiCo
– Copella operates under PepsiCo’s umbrella
– Maintains its brand identity within PepsiCo’s portfolio

Market Presence:
– Started as a niche premium healthy drink
– Expanded distribution to delicatessens and health food shops
– Increased market presence with new packaging and logo
– Widened availability through supermarkets and convenience stores
– Known for offering high-quality, pure pressed juice products

– Produced under a partnership with Ekaterra
– Collaborations to source quality apple varieties
– Focus on sustainable sourcing practices
– Emphasis on working with local farmers
– Commitment to ethical and environmentally friendly production practices

Copella (Wikipedia)

Copella is a British fruit juice company located south of Boxford, Suffolk. It was founded in 1969. In 1991 the family bought the company back from Taunton Cider Company. The brand is now owned by Tropicana, part of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America.

Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1969; 55 years ago (1969)
ProductsFruit juices
ParentTropicana (1998–pres.)
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