International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

It's October, just a few days before Halloween and the month to indulge in as much pumpkin froyo as possible. 

We've partnered with FrozenSolutions.com to bring you color changing Halloween spoons for 10% off. Just mention IFYA or enter IFYA when you place your order for the orange to black color changing spoons with FrozenSolutions.com. The offer expires on Halloween.

We've partnered with Green Payment Solutions to provide frozen yogurt shops with low credit card processing rates and a special IFYA pricing program.

We need your help getting signatures on the petition to make frozen yogurt the official state food of California. Be sure to sign the petition and tell your friends.

http://www.change.org/p/state-sen-mimi-walters-sponsor-a-bill-to-make-frozen-yogurt-the-state-food-of-california

In this edition of the newsletter, we'll cover:

• 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

Limited Time Discount on Color Changing Halloween Spoons: Impress your customers with your Halloween spirit this year, with Spook-tacular Halloween Color Changing Spoons from FrozenSolutions.com. These fun orange spoons turn spooky black while you’re eating your frozen yogurt. http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/special-ifya-discount-color-changing-halloween-spoons-frozensolutions-com/

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Signage at Frozen Yogurt Shops: In this guide to digital signage, we cover the benefits of digital signage for froyo shops, types of digital signs, steps to successful digital signage installation and the future of digital signage. It’s a must read if you’re considering adopting digital signage:  
http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/beginners-guide-digital-signage-frozen-yogurt-shops/

Fall 2014 Flavor Round-Up: Celebrate the fall season with a cup of froyo inspired by the flavors of fall. Check your local froyo shop for fall froyo flavors and also be sure to check out these flavors from your favorite frozen yogurt chains. http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/fall-flavor-round/

Save on Credit Card Processing: The IFYA has selected Green Payment Solutions (GPS) as the association’s exclusive partner for credit card processing. Green Payment Solutions’ new program includes a low rate guarantee and a wide range of other valuable savings, available to IFYA premium members. Green Payment Solutions has provided top quality credit card processing services to local and national merchants for more than 10 years and is recognized with A+ status by the Better Business Bureau. Contact Gene Da Lie from Green Payment Solutions at (818) 564-0577 or gened@greenpayllc.com for a no-obligation rate review of your merchant account. Learn more about Green Payment Solutions online at www.GreenPaymentSolutions.com.

Special Offer on Oalla Interactive Digital Signage Solution: Try Oalla, the future of interactive digital signage, risk free. The deal includes the everything you need kit, 1 year subscription to Oalla’s app library, email and phone support, money back guarantee and more. Learn more and sign up at http://try.oalla.com/ifya

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

Special Offer on Payroll & HR Services: We’ve partnered with Payality, a highly trusted and affordable payroll and employee management solution provider, to bring special savings on payroll and HR services to frozen yogurt shops. Visit http://www.payality.com/ifya for additional information.

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

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. 

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/ 

• October 14, 2014: U-Swirl, Inc. Reports Record Net Income for the First Half of FY2015

• October 9, 2014: Voting Opens for Yogurtland's Annual Fan Choice Awards

• September 30, 2014: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Spices Up Fall with New Cinnamon Roll Froyo

• September 29, 2014: 16 Handles: Frozen Yogurt You'll Fall For

• September 29, 2014: Menchie's Introduces Color-Changing Cups and Harvest Pumpkin Flavor for October


What We're Working On

New Total Compliance Solutions for IFYA Members:  We will soon announce a new total compliance offering for frozen yogurt shops. IFYA members will have access to special rates on payroll administration, risk management, financial reporting and more from our trusted partners.

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Our Sponsor

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