Lifeway Foods

The Lifeway Foods story begins in 1986 with kefir, a milk-based cultured drink that is popular in Eastern Europe and is said to be more nutritional than yogurt. That year, Russian immigrant Michael Smolyansky began manufacturing kefir in his basement to bring the taste of his native country to the U.S. After Michael Smolyansky passed away in 2002, his daughter Julie Smolyansky assumed the role of President, while his son Edward Smolyansky assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Today, Lifeway is the country’s leading manufacturer of kefir, with multiple flavors and varieties that include lowfat, whole milk and organic versions as well as a children’s line, and a provider of other probiotic natural and organic dairy products for health-conscious consumers.

Company Growth (employees)
Morton Grove, US
Size (employees)
370 (est)
Lifeway Foods was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Morton Grove, US

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Lifeway Foods has office in Morton Grove
Morton Grove, US

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Lifeway Foods Summary

Market capitalization

$185.6 m

Closing share price

Lifeway Foods's current market capitalization is $185.6 m.

Lifeway Foods Financials

Lifeway Foods's revenue is $97.5 m in FY, 2013 which is a 25.1% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$97.5 m$130.2 m$137.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Gross profit

$27.6 m$28.9 m$31.6 m

Operating expense total

$19.6 m$24.6 m$27.2 m


$8 m$4.2 m$4.4 m

Net Income

$5 m$2 m$2 m

Operating cash flow

$1 m($46.4 k)$2.4 m

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