Learn about our good start

Back in 1980, musicians Greg Steltenpohl, Gerry Percy, and Bonnie Bassett had a juicy realization as they squeezed a glass of California OJ: a state with so much fresh fruit should have a lot more fresh juice! Something had to give—so they did.

Working from a backyard shed and squeezing juice by hand, they planted the seeds for a company that would bring the best of nature to the world. All it needed was a name. Hmm…

Combining their quest for goodness with their musical backgrounds, the trio found inspiration in one of their favorite songs. It told of a hero who led the "people of the sun" out of the "grey haze" (kind of like using natural produce to put people on the path to goodness). That hero's name? Odwalla!

Now, over 30 years later, Odwalla ("ode-wall-ah") is serving up over 50 varieties of carefully crafted beverages and bars, and each is designed to bring goodness to your life.

But a company is way more than just its name. It's even more than its products. That's why we take extra steps to be good to our environment and our community. Keep reading our story and discover what we do to go beyond the bottle.