Welch Foods Inc. (Welchs) is an American company, headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts. It has been owned by the National Grape Cooperative Association, a co-op of grape growers, since 1956. Welchs is particularly known for its grape juices, jams and jellies made from dark Concord grapes and its white Niagara grape juice. The company also manufactures and markets an array of other products, including refrigerated juices, frozen and shelf-stable concentrates, organic grape juice and dried fruit. Welchs has also licensed its name for a line of grape-flavored soft drinks since 1974. Welchs grape and strawberry soda flavors are currently licensed to the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Other popular products that use the Welchs name are the fruit snacks made by The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. The company was founded in Vineland, New Jersey, in 1869 by Thomas Bramwell Welch and his nephew Lee Steger Welch. In 1956 the company was sold to the National Grape Cooperative Association, which comprises 1,300 grape growers located in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Ontario, Canada.