Lifeway Foods Announces Expanded West Coast Kefir Distribution

Lifeway Foods, Inc., makers of a nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, announced today expanded distribution of two of it's most popular flavors of Kefir to all of the Albertsons grocery stores in California and select Albertsons grocery stores in Nevada. The shipments, which begin next week to about 280 stores, will be for Lifeway's two top selling varieties, Low Fat Strawberry and Low Fat Original Kefir in the 32 ounce bottle size.

Julie Smolyansky, CEO, commented, "We are very pleased to increase our Kefir distribution to this important grocery chain in the West Coast region. Our products have never been sold in this venue before, so it gives us an opportunity to reach new customers as the popularity of our products continue to grow and cross over into the mainstream."

About Lifeway Foods

Lifeway, recently named Fortune Small Business' 49th Fastest Growing Small Business, is America's leading supplier of the cultured dairy product known as kefir. Lifeway Kefir is a dairy beverage that contains Lifeway's exclusive 10 Live and Active probiotic cultures. While most regular yogurt only contains two or three of these "friendly" cultures, Lifeway kefir products offer more nutritional benefits. Lifeway offers 12 different flavors of its Kefir beverage, Organic Kefir and SoyTreat (a soy based kefir). Lifeway recently introduced a series of innovative new products such as pomegranate kefir, Greek-style kefir, a children's line of organic kefir products called ProBugs (TM) in a no-spill pouch in kid-friendly flavors like Orange Creamy Crawler and Sublime Slime Lime, and a line of organic whole milk kefir. Lifeway also produces a line of products marketed in US Hispanic communities, called La Fruta, Drinkable Yogurt (yogurt drinks distinct from kefir). In addition to its line of Kefir products, the company produces a variety of cheese products and recently introduced a line of organic pudding called It's Pudding!

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