International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

It feels like froyo weather again and it's been a busy time at the IFYA.

Congratulations to the grand prize winner of "Put Your Best Cup Forward," the first cup design contest: Forever Yogurt. Their Color Prism cup captured top honors and the grand prize of 10,000 custom froyo cups from CarryOutSupplies.com

Sweetly Twisted's creative cup design garnered an impressive 949 votes and captured the fan favorite/social media champion title.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, including all the voters. We were truly impressed by the cup designs that were submitted.

If you missed any IFYA newsletters, they are now available on our website in the Newsletter Archive: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/press-room/newsletter-archive/

We have much to cover in this month's newsletter, including:

  • IFYA news
  • Special offers for IFYA members 
  • Industry news from our press room
  • Preview of what we're working on for next month

Be a froyo ambassador for the IFYA! Please help us grow our frozen yogurt community by telling others about the IFYA, including your friends and the froyo shops you frequent. If you haven't already registered for your free IFYA membership, join today

IFYA News & Special Offers

CarryOutSupplies.com & IFYA Announce Winner of Cup Design Contest: The search for America’s best cup design is over. Forever Yogurt’s color prism cup captured the top honor.  Read: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/carryoutsupplies-com-ifya-announce-winner-first-frozen-yogurt-cup-design-contest/

Susie Q’s Frozen Yogurt Becomes 1st Swirl of Honor Shop in NJ: Congratulations to Susie Q’s for earning three swirls, the most swirls a frozen yogurt shop can earn.  Read : http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/susie-qs-frozen-yogurt-earns-three-swirls-ifya-becomes-1st-swirl-honor-shop-nj/

New Swirl of Honor Volume Discount: Do you own multiple stores and want recognition for frozen yogurt excellence? We now offer discounts on multiple Swirl of Honor applications. Read: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-swirl-honor-pricing/

Recyclable, Biodegradable and Compostable Products: We asked IFYA’s Packaging and Branding Expert, Tim Porter, Owner of FrozenDessertSupplies.com, to explain each of these terms and to provide tips for becoming an eco-friendly frozen yogurt shop. Read: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/recyclable-biodegradable-compostable-clearing-confusion/

A Review of Froyo Game Apps: Which froyo game apps are worthy of downloading and playing? We checked out frozen yogurt game apps and rated each. Read: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/fun-froyo-apps/

IFYA Trade Member Discounts: IFYA members are eligible for a wide range of discounts, including:

  • Free shipping on all Spaceman USA equipment when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username
  • 15% off Jefe toppings dispensers. To redeem, mention IFYA and your IFYA username when you call Forte Supply at (720) 328-1431
  • 15% off your Nanci's Frozen Yogurt purchase when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username
  • 20% off your FrozenDessertSupplies.com order (discount can only be used once) when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username
  • 10% off your first GoDivide order when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username

IFYA Promotion: Be the First Swirl of Honor Shop in Your Area for Free: We want to see Swirl of Honor decals across the world. The IFYA will waive the application fee for any shop that is the first to apply for the Swirl of Honor program in its "area." By first in your area, we mean the following:

  • United States: Be the first shop to apply in your state
  • Canada: Be the first shop to apply in your province or territory
  • Outside of the US and Canada: Be the first to apply in your country, when the Swirl of Honor program is available in your country.

The Swirl of Honor program is available in two dozen countries. The complete list of countries can be found in the Swirl of Honor program FAQs.

To check to see if you are the first shop to apply in your area, email us at info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com. The complimentary membership period is for one year from the date your application is processed and approved.

Special Offer on Worker's Comp Insurance: IFYA is pleased to partner with California’s workers’ comp experts, Select Marketing Insurance Services, to offer California frozen yogurt shop owners special group rates. SMI’s special group rates are significantly lower than rates small frozen yogurt shops can get on their own. They are known for offering frozen yogurt shops the best combination of price, stability and coverage with A+ rated Preferred Employers Insurance Company. 

Did you know that more than half (56%) of workplace homicides occurred in the retail and service industries? Learn how to prevent workplace violence. Read: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/ifya/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Retail-Preventing-Violence.pdf

To get more information and a cost saving workers’ compensation quote, contact Steve Feemster, SMI Insurance at (619) 346-2214 or stevef@smi-insure.com

Frozen Yogurt Industry News

The IFYA tracks frozen yogurt industry news and posting links to noteworthy articles in our Press Room. We've selected a few headlines from this month. Submit your frozen yogurt industry news to us at news@internationalfrozenyogurt.com. For more articles, please visit the IFYA Press Room at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/press-room/ 

What We're Working On

New Discount, New Contest: We are working on a new contest and a valuable new member benefit for frozen yogurt shop. Stay tuned.

Franchise Month: Next month we'll focus on frozen yogurt franchise opportunities. Expect a few articles about frozen yogurt franchising.

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Our Sponsor

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Forte Supply