International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

We're feeling very international lately, with two blog posts inspired by international froyo (Greek froyo & Asian froyo trends) and a new shop in the Swirl of Honor spotlight, The Yog Bar, the first UK Swirl of Honor recipient.

Congratulations to the winner of  "If Your Flavor Dreams Came True" contest sponsored by Nanci's Frozen Yogurt. The winner, Flip Flop Yogurt Shoppe of Crystal River, FL received 3 cases of Nanci's Frozen Yogurt, worth $2,430. 

Congratulations also to Nanci's Frozen Yogurt for winning the President's "E" Award. This prestigious award is the highest recognition a US company can receive for contributing to the expansion of US exports.

We are also thrilled to announce that the IFYA website is now mobile friendly! 

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 froyo loving friends and the froyo shops you frequent. If you haven't already registered for your free IFYA membership, join today

IFYA News & Special Offers

Current Froyo Trends in Asia: Find out what’s popular with Asian froyo consumers right now. Trends include fresh honeycomb, fancy froyo parfaits and more. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/a-look-at-current-frozen-yogurt-trends-in-asia/

A Look at Authentic Greek Yogurt in the US and Greece: We interviewed Jonathan Williams, CEO of Medlicious Foods (http://medliciousfoods.com/) and director of Go Greek Yogurt, @GoGreekYogurt, the acclaimed Greek yogurteria in Beverly Hills, CA, to learn more about the frozen yogurt scene in Greece. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/a-look-at-authentic-greek-frozen-yogurt-in-greece-and-the-us/

Flip Flop Yogurt Shoppe Wins the If Your Flavor Dreams Came True Contest: Flip Flop Yogurt Shoppe is independently owned and recently celebrated its first anniversary. Owner Lindsey Hodgkins submitted her dream flavor, Cannoli. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/if-your-flavor-dreams-came-true-contest-winner-announced/

Nanci’s Frozen Yogurt Honored in Washington, DC, Receives President’s “E” Award for Exporting: The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/nancis-frozen-yogurtwudel-international-wins-presidents-e-award-for-exports-honored-in-washington-dc/

Meet Easy Breezy Castro, the Newest Swirl of Honor Recipient: The Castro location joins their other locations in Noe Valley and the Inner Sunset, in San Francisco, CA. Like its sister shops, Easy Breezy 3 earned top honors, three swirls. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/meet-easy-breezy-castro-the-newest-swirl-of-honor-recipient/

Highlights from the Electro Freeze of Nor Cal Open House: We summarize Electro Freeze’s open house, including what’s new from Electro Freeze and Honey Hill Farms. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/electro-freeze-of-nor-cals-spring-open-house-wrap-up/

FroYo 5K Fun Run Benefits Local Charities: FroYo 5K is a new fun run with multiple locations. Participants run for charities and froyo. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-5k-fun-run-benefits-local-charities/

Discounts on Business Compliance Packages: 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/

Special Offer - 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 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

Other 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

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/ 

• May 17, 2015: SiteZeus Launches Predictive Analytics for Your Next Yogurt Shop

• May 14, 2015: Stoelting Debuts High Tech Beverage and Soft Serve Machines at NRA 2015

• May 12, 2015: Peachwave Frozen Yogurt Has Big Plans After Ownership Change

• May 12, 2015: 16 Handles Partners Up With Nutella

• May 12, 2015: Yogurtland Introduces Four New Flavors Driven by Ice Cream Truck Memories

• April 30, 2015: U-Swirl Expands Frozen Yogurt Footprint, Acquires Let's Yo

• April 30, 2015: Menchie's Spreads Smiles with Limited Time Frozen Yogurt Made with Nutella

• April 29, 2015: Now Swirling Dairy-Free Pinkberry

• April 29, 2015: Menchie's to Aid in Nepal Relief Efforts

• April 28, 2015: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Kevin Durant To Honor Moms with Free Froyo on Mother's Day

• April 24, 2015: One-Of-A-Kind TCBY Frozen Yogurt Vending Machine Makes OneShow Debut

What We're Working On

IFYA at the Reliant Expo. Come say hello to the IFYA and our partners, Payality and Select Marketing Insurance, at the Reliant Expo in Anaheim, CA on June 6. We'll also report back on highlights of the expo.

Summer Contests. We're planning two froyo contests for froyo fans this summer. Stay tuned for the details.

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Our Sponsor

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