The Lifeway story begins in 1986, when Russian immigrants Michael and Ludmila Smolyansky began making Kefir in the basement of their Skokie, IL home.
The cultured dairy drink had been popular in Eastern Europe for centuries, but the Smolyansky family was determined to share their delicious health secret with their newfound home.
Two years later, they took the company public and it debuted on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol LWAY.
At Lifeway Foods, we are on a mission.
A mission that started in 1986 when we first began producing Lifeway Kefir.
Like all good missions, ours is simply expressed: We’re here to provide the best in probiotic and nutritious foods. We’re here to improve the health of our customers.
And we’re here to leave the world a better place than we found it.
On a lighter note, we’re also here to change the meaning of the word delicious, and to have a little fun along the way. You with us? Good. Very good.