Kefir

Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky (right) with her brother and CFO Edward Smolyansky

'We have retained a cult-like following even as we have gone mass market'

Lifeway Foods CEO: ‘We want to be to kefir what Hershey's is to chocolate'

By Elaine Watson

When Julie Smolyansky became president and CEO of kefir market leader Lifeway Foods in 2002 after the sudden death of her father (its founder), the stock went into freefall as investors feared the 27-year old wasn’t ready to run a public company. They...

Despite their confusion over how much they need and what the health benefits are, consumers’ positive nutrition association with protein translates to increased momentum for packaged foods and beverages that cue “protein.”

Macho yogurt, nuts & eco-eating: why there’s still growth in protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Growing consumer interest in positive nutrition, demographic shifts, new eating patterns, recent scientific findings, and the recommendations from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans all point to a bright future for protein-rich foods and beverages,...

Children don’t switch milk for sweetened drinks, claim researchers

Children don’t switch milk for sweetened drinks, claim researchers

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US children drink less milk and more sweetened beverages like soda and sports drinks as they get older, but such drinks do not necessarily replace milk in children’s diets, according to new research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition...

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