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Dean Best | 11 Sep 2014

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave Foods, could become takeover targets for mainstream groups searching for growth. But the price General Mills has agreed to pay for Annie's also underlines such deals would likely be expensive.


Michelle Russell | 16 May 2013

US dairy kefir maker Lifeway Foods has said its recent expansion into the UK positions the company to pursue additional distribution opportunities throughout Europe.

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Dean Best | 7 Oct 2013

US cultured dairy products group Lifeway Foods has been growing apace for a number of years as consumer awareness of kefir and probiotic products rises. From its base in the US, the company has launched a range in the UK and plans to expand in Europe and beyond. Dean Best caught up with Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky in Cologne at industry trade show Anuga to find out more about the group's plans to accelerate growth.

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Katy Askew | 10 Nov 2016

Lifeway Foods said that it continued to broaden its consumer appeal during the first nine months of the year, driving improvements in its sales and earnings. 


Dean Best | 18 Oct 2016

Lifeway Foods, the US maker of cultured dairy products, is to enter the Irish market.


John Shepherd | 23 Sep 2016

US kefir maker Lifeway Foods has launched a line of Single-Serve Farmer Cheese and Kefir Cups, Do-It-Yourself Kefir Starter and Probiotic Supplements.


Katy Askew | 17 Aug 2016

US kefir maker Lifeway Foods revealed its "highest" second quarter profits today (17 August), thanks to a "solid" top-line performance and "strong" margin growth.


Dean Best | 15 Aug 2016

Lifeway Foods, the US maker of cultured dairy products, has revealed mistakes in accounting for inventory means the numbers the company published for its first quarter cannot be relied upon.


Hannah Abdulla | 11 May 2016

US cultured dairy products maker Lifeway Foods has booked a fall in first-quarter profits on the back of higher costs, despite sales increasing in the period.


Hannah Abdulla | 16 Mar 2016

Lifeway Foods, the US supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, has reported flat annual sales and profits.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Nov 2015

Profits have fallen at Lifeway Foods for the first nine months of the year on the back of higher expenses and flat sales.


Katy Askew | 2 Oct 2015

Kefir maker Lifeway Foods booked a higher first-half operating result on the back of improved margins and a slight sales rise but net income dipped on one-time charges. 


Hannah Abdulla | 21 Aug 2015

Lifeway Foods, the US producer of cultured dairy products, has started production of kefir at a plant in Waukesha it acquired from Golden Guernsey in 2013.


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Jun 2015

Lifeway Foods is expanding distribution of its probiotic dairy beverage to Mexico.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jan 2015

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2015

Unilever was this week the first major food group to announce results for 2014 - a mixed year - and CEO Paul Polman admitted the company had slow in reacting to changes in consumer demands on spreads. The chief executive of Lifeway Foods told just-food the US culture dairy products group was - contrary to reports - not in talks to sell the business.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2015

Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky has told just-food the US cultured dairy products maker is not in discussions to sell the business.


Katy Askew | 11 Nov 2014

Lifeway Foods booked a drop in earnings as higher costs offset a near 30% rise in sales during the third quarter.


Dean Best | 22 Sep 2014

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.


Hannah Abdulla | 12 Aug 2014

Lifeway Foods has reported a fall in profits for the first half of 2014 despite higher sales amid continued pressure from higher milk prices.


Dean Best | 30 Jul 2014

US cultured dairy group Lifeway Foods has launched its probiotic kefir into Canada, which becomes the company's second international market.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 May 2014

The cost of milk remains a pressure on profits at Lifeway Foods, with first-quarter profits at the US kefir manufacturer down year-on-year.


Dean Best | 1 Apr 2014

US cultured dairy products group Lifeway Foods has reported "record" annual sales but saw the cost of milk eat into its profits.


Katy Askew | 22 Jan 2014

Kefir specialist Lifeway Foods has booked a jump in full-year sales, which were up by a fifth.


Dean Best | 15 Nov 2013

Lifeway Foods, the US manufacturer of kefir products, has reported higher third-quarter sales and profits.


Katy Askew | 14 Oct 2013

Last week's coverage has been dominated by two highlights of the food industry calendar. The first, industry trade show Anuga, saw just-food speaking to a number of up-and-coming companies, such as US kefir maker Lifeway Foods, about their export plans. The second, The World Retail Congress in Paris, provided us with an opportunity to delve into the emerging trends and hear from the great and the good of the food retail sector.


Dean Best | 7 Oct 2013

Lifeway Foods, the US-based manufacturer of cultured dairy products, could secure deals with major supermarket chains in the UK next year, its chief executive has told just-food.


Dean Best | 15 Aug 2013

US cultured dairy products group Lifeway Foods has reported higher half-year profits, although a spike in milk costs and charges from a recent acquisition hit second-quarter earnings.

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