Lifeway Foods Included in Russell 2000 Index, Gaining Visibility and Investor Interest

Lifeway Foods, a leading U.S. supplier of kefir and fermented probiotic products, has announced its inclusion in the prestigious Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes. The company’s addition to these indexes, as part of the annual reconstitution, will take effect on July 1, 2024, further enhancing its visibility within the investment community.

Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, expressed her pleasure at the company’s inclusion in the Russell indexes. She highlighted Lifeway’s impressive financial performance, with 18 consecutive quarters of revenue growth and four consecutive quarters of record net sales. Smolyansky emphasized that being part of the Russell indexes will increase the company’s exposure and create shareholder value.

The Russell indexes are widely recognized and used by investment managers and institutional investors as benchmarks for active investment strategies and index funds. Inclusion in these indexes provides Lifeway Foods with increased visibility and access to institutions and funds that consider them a key market reference point.

Lifeway Foods, Inc., known for its probiotic fermented beverage called kefir, has established itself as America’s leading supplier in this category. The company also offers a range of cheeses and a ProBugs line for kids. Lifeway’s tart and tangy fermented dairy products are distributed across the United States, Mexico, Ireland, and France.

The company’s recognition as one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies further solidifies its position in the market. Lifeway Foods continues to expand its reach and promote the benefits of kefir and fermented probiotic products.

For more information on the Russell Indexes and the reconstitution process, interested parties can visit the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.

Lifeway Foods’ inclusion in the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes is a testament to its strong performance and growth trajectory. As the company gains increased visibility and investor interest, it is well-positioned to continue creating value for its shareholders and contributing to the thriving probiotic industry.

For media inquiries, please contact Derek Miller, Vice President of Communications at Lifeway Foods, via email at General inquiries can be directed to Lifeway Foods, Inc. at phone number 847-967-1010 or via email at

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