Lifeway Foods® Joins Prestigious Russell 2000® Index, Boosting Visibility and Investor Confidence

Lifeway Foods, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of kefir and fermented probiotic products, has proudly announced its inclusion in the highly regarded Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indexes. This significant achievement comes as part of the annual reconstitution of the Russell stock indexes, effective from July 1, 2024.

Julie Smolyansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifeway Foods, expressed her delight at the company’s inclusion in the Russell indexes. She highlighted the remarkable success Lifeway has achieved, 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 enhance Lifeway’s visibility within the investment community, providing an opportunity to increase exposure and continue creating shareholder value.

The Russell indexes are widely recognized and utilized by investment managers and institutional investors as benchmarks for active investment strategies and index funds. Inclusion in these indexes is considered a significant milestone, as it offers increased visibility to institutions and funds that consider them a key market reference point.

Lifeway Foods has been at the forefront of the probiotic industry, earning recognition as one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies. The company’s flagship product, kefir, is a tart and tangy fermented beverage known for its numerous health benefits. Lifeway Foods also offers a range of cheeses and a ProBugs line designed specifically for children. Its products are now sold across the United States, Mexico, Ireland, and France.

The company’s commitment to quality and innovation has propelled its success in the market. Lifeway Foods’ inclusion in the Russell 2000® Index further solidifies its position as a leading player in the industry and is expected to attract increased attention from investors and institutions.

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

Lifeway Foods continues to demonstrate its dedication to providing consumers with high-quality, probiotic-rich products that support a healthy microbiome. With its inclusion in the prestigious Russell 2000® Index, the company is poised for continued growth, increased visibility, and the creation of long-term shareholder value.

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 847-967-1010 or via email at

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