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New products - Danone's Oikos dairy drinks; Clonakilty veg 'puddings'; Hershey's One Brands enters plant-based; Kraft Heinz's Primal Kitchen enters pasta sauces; Arla Explorers

13 Sep 2019

This week's batch of notable new product launches includes plant-based sausages from Kerry Group's Richmond brand and a veg ketchup from Kraft Heinz.

Lifeway Foods reveals plan to enter CBD category

21 Jun 2019

Lifeway Foods, the US-based supplier of cultured dairy drinks, has announced plans to enter a new category.

Lifeway Foods sets out stall for sales recovery

15 Nov 2018

Lifeway Foods, the US-based supplier of cultured dairy products, has outlined how it plans to get its sales growing again.

Earnings summary - France's LDC sees FY sales rise; Lamb Weston reports 9M income hike; Hochdorf expects "transitional" 2018 after M&A-fuelled 2017; Mixed fortunes for Century Pacific in a "challenging" 2017

6 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Lifeway Foods books increased sales and income

11 Apr 2017

US maker of cultured dairy products Lifeway Foods has booked increased income and sales for 2016 as a result of a "favourable sales volume and lower level of trade promotion" compared to the previous year.

Lifeway aims to expand distribution

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. 

US kefir maker Lifeway Foods to enter Ireland

18 Oct 2016

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

Lifeway Foods launches on-the-go range

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.

Lifeway Foods profits rise on sales and margins

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.

Lifeway Foods announces "material errors" in Q1 financials

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.

Lifeway Foods reports Q1 earnings drop on costs

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.

Lifeway Foods reports flat FY sales, profits

16 Mar 2016

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

Lifeway posts 9M profit fall on higher costs, flat sales

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.

Lifeway Foods operating margins up, net profit drops

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. 

Lifeway starts kefir production at ex-Golden Guernsey plant

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.

Lifeway introduces kefir drink to Mexico

1 Jun 2015

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

just-food's pick: Top ten on-trend products at Natural Products Expo West

9 Mar 2015

The Natural Products Expo West has become a key date in the US food industry calendar - and its significance has grown amid changes in consumer demand. Categories like free-from and organic are buoyant in the US and are attracting the attention of mainstream manufacturers searching for growth. In these ever-more competitive categories, innovation is vital and here is just-food's pick of the top ten on-trend products showcased at this year's event.

Food industry quotes of the week; Unilever, Lifeway

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.

Food industry news of the week: Unilever, PepsiCo, Lifeway

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.

Lifeway Foods CEO denies sale talks

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.

Lifeway earnings slide despite sales jump

11 Nov 2014

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

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

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.

M&A Watch: Why Danone/Lifeway deal could be on horizon

18 Sep 2014

The over 25x EBITDA valuation in General Mills' recent acquisition of Annie's clears the path for Danone, a main rival in dairy, to pay top dollar for another innovative food business in the US, which it has targeted as a growth geography. A clear candidate is Lifeway Foods, in which Danone has had a stake for many years and which the French group could feasibly grow by three times within a few years.

Editor's viewpoint: US health food in play - but could be pricey

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.

US: Lifeway profits hit by higher milk prices

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.

CANADA: Lifeway launches kefir in latest international move

30 Jul 2014

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

US: Milk prices continue to sour Lifeway profits

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.

US: "Record" sales for Lifeway but milk costs hit profits

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.

US: Lifeway sales jump one-fifth

22 Jan 2014

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

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