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2009-02-27 16:25:26

Russia's top doctor has recommended an anti-crisis diet for the economic recession that costs only $77 per month for one adult. The Federal Consumer Protection Service, headed by Dr. Gennady Onishchenko, created a report that recommands people drop kolbasa and soft drinks in favor of cost-effective healthy foods including kefir and cabbage, the Moscow Times reported Friday. The aim is so that people don't panic and know that in any situation there is a way out, including in nutrition, a...

2009-02-09 07:45:00

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., (Nasdaq: LWAY), makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, today announced the acquisition of Fresh Made Dairy, its top competitor in the Kefir market with a #2 overall market share. The acquisition strengthens Lifeway's presence in the rapidly growing market for probiotic dairy products. Fresh Made had 2008 total sales of approximately $10 million and 2007 total sales of approximately $8,500,000....

2008-12-05 13:56:00

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., (Nasdaq: LWAY), makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called kefir, announced today new distribution of its 12 pack "club pack" to the Northeast Costco region that operates about 70 stores. This is in addition to the expansion of the Costco Midwest region from 20 stores to 49 stores. The shipments will begin in the third week of December 2008 and consumers can expect to find the product in stores after...

2008-11-14 09:00:22

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called kefir, announced today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008, sales increased 15% to approximately $11,240,000 from $9,817,000 during the same period a year ago. This increase in sales was driven by another strong sales increase of Lifeway's kefir and ProBugs(R). Third quarter 2008 gross profit increased 30% to $3,537,122 from $2,720,659 during the...

2008-10-10 09:00:38

Lifeway Foods has reported total consolidated sales of approximately $11.27 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008, an increase of 15%, compared to $9.82 million during the same period in 2007. Julie Smolyansky, president and CEO of Lifeway Foods, said: "We are extremely pleased with our third quarter sales. September was a record month for us, with about 40% of the quarter's shipments occurring in that month. In addition to sales growth from our regular channels and...

2008-10-09 09:00:34

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, announced today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008, total consolidated sales increased 15% to approximately $11,270,000 from $9,817,000 during the same period a year ago. Key quarterly highlights: -- Sales via Costco, other new retail channels adding to growth. -- Strong initial sales of Kefir Wellness Snack Bars now available in...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Ask any mom and she'll tell you that milk has inherent health properties. Beverage companies are taking that healthful base and adding functionality with products designed to appeal to kids and adults alike. As consumer comprehension of omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and plant sterols has grown, beverage companies have found dairy drinks to be an ideal way to incorporate those ingredients. One of the newest ways U.S. consumers are using dairy is the nutrition "shot" format....

2008-08-14 18:00:31

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called kefir, announced today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008, sales increased 19% to approximately $11,523,500 from $9,715,000 during the same period a year ago. This increase in sales was driven by another strong sales increase of Lifeway's kefir and ProBugs(R). Second quarter 2008 gross profit virtually unchanged to $3,872,569 from $3,829,076 during...

2008-07-24 06:00:00

By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 24--The 32nd Street Farmers' Market in Baltimore opened last Saturday morning with four produce farmers unloading batches of fresh blueberries for sale. Two and a half hours later, the berries were gone -- undoubtedly scooped up by patrons who covet not only the seasonal fruit's sweet taste and variety of uses, but its abundance of health benefits. In fact, blueberries routinely make lists of nutrient-packed victuals commonly known as super foods....

2008-07-09 18:00:25

MORTON GROVE, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called kefir, announced today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008, total consolidated sales increased 19% to approximately $11,522,000 from $9,715,000 during the same period a year ago. Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway's CEO, commented, "The second quarter 2008 was another outstanding quarter for Lifeway Foods. Even though we had several weeks where we were not able...


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