International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you saved room for pumpkin froyo pie.

Froyo gift cards make a popular holiday gift (one size fits all). We've partnered with GiftRocker, which offers best in class gifting and marketing tools, for a special limited time offer. IFYA members that sign up before December 1 and use the promo code FROYONOVO will get five free gift cards. Under their Fair & Flexible pricing plan, there is no signup fee or monthy subscription and your unit cost decreases as your volume increases. Sign up now.

We're excited to announce that we've partnered with Payality, a highly trusted and affordable business compliance solution provider, to offer three comprehensive business compliance packages for frozen yogurt shops. IFYA premium members can choose from 3 different compliance packages, all discounted more than 20% for IFYA members. For additional information on this offer, please visit http://www.payality.com/ifya/

The Swirl of Honor badge can now be found in the UK! We just welcomed The Yog Bar to our illustrious family of SOH shops. Congrats to The Yog Bar on earning the highest honor, 3 swirls. Over inthe UK, they call it Swirl of Honour!

Have questions about custom yogurt cups or spoons? Our newest IFYA expert, Kalvin Kwong of CarryOutSupplies.com is the customization expert. We're proud to welcome him to our panel of experts.

Did you catch the IFYA mention in the Chicago Tribune? The article was entitled Frozen Yogurt: Self-serve trend catches on.

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

The Yog Bar Becomes the 1st Swirl of Honor Yogurt Shop in the UK: The Yog Bar has been awarded the highest honor, three swirls, and it becomes the first in the UK to join the International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA)’s Swirl of HonorTM Program. The Yog Bar is located at 4 Market St., Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2AE, UK. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/yog-bar-becomes-1st-frozen-yogurt-shop-uk-receive-swirl-honor-designation/

It’s Not Too Late to Get Gift Cards for This Holiday Season: American consumers loaded $118 billion on gift cards in 2013 and gift cards are predicted to account for 18% of holiday spending by 2015. Gift cards are undeniably popular and every frozen yogurt shop should offer them. There’s still time for your frozen yogurt shop to order holiday gift cards but time is running out. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/not-late-get-gift-cards-holiday-season/

Meet IFYA’s Newest Expert, Kalvin Kwong, Sales Manager at CarryOutSupplies.com: The IFYA is proud to introduce Kalvin Kwong, Sales Manager atCarryOutSupplies.com as our newest IFYA frozen yogurt expert. Kalvin is an expert in custom printed yogurt cups and custom designed spoons. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/meet-ifyas-newest-expert-kalvin-kwong-sales-manager-carryoutsupplies-com/

Ad Supported Free Froyo Cups and Dividers are Coming Soon: Think about how much your shop spends each month on paper frozen yogurt cups. How much could you save if you didn’t have to pay for frozen yogurt cups? Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ad-supported-free-froyo-cups-dividers-coming-soon/

Introducing Comprehensive Business Compliance Solutions for Frozen Yogurt Shops: We’ve partnered with Payality, a highly trusted and affordable business compliance solution provider, to help frozen yogurt shops comply with the myriad of regulatory burdens, including Human Resources, payroll, and financial accounting requirements. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/comprehensive-business-compliance-solutions-frozen-yogurt-shops/

Safety Topic: General Housekeeping Tips for Frozen Yogurt Shops: We thank our partner, Select Marketing Insurance Services for contributing this article on how good housekeeping can help prevent accidents: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/ifya/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/General-Housekeeping.pdf

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

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/ 

• November 17, 2014: Cocoa Minty Holiday Cookie Returns to Menchie's for the Holidays

• November 13, 2014: Pinkberry Shares Its Holiday Spirit by Gifting Frozen Yogurt

• November 10, 2014: Yogurtland's Holiday Flavors Offer a Wonderland of Taste and Delight

• November 7, 2014: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Rolls Out Mobile Marketing Across 300 Locations

• November 5, 2014: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Makes Its Chicago Debut

• November 5, 2014: CUPS Frozen Yogurt Signs First Franchise Agreement in Texas

• November 5, 2014: Russian Entrepreneurs Look to Fill the Gap in Market with Frozen Yogurt Cafes

• November 4, 2014: Pinkberry Recognizes Not-So-Horrible Bosses

• October 29, 2014: Menchie's and Cinnabon Swirl Together for a Frosty Treat

• October 27, 2014: Veteran's Day Deal from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Honors Vets with Free Froyo


What We're Working On

IFYA's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Looking for gifts for a froyo fan? We'll soon reveal our top froyo gift picks.

Frozen Yogurt Truck Roundup: This is our annual update of the list of froyo trucks that launch every year.

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