International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Month!

The search is on for international froyo swirling stars. IFYA's Instagram video contest is accepting entries. Simply make an Instagram video that demonstrates the perfect swirl, follow @intlfroyoassn on Instagram and tag your video #FroyoSwirlingSkills. Enter by July 7th for your chance to win free froyo and be a froyo swirling star. Know froyo swirling stars? Tell them about the contest.

Contest rules: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/official-rules-for-the-froyo-swirling-skills-contest/

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

New IFYA Instagram Video Contest, Froyo Swirling Skills: We are currently looking for the world’s best froyo swirlers. Winners get froyo and official recognition as froyo swirling stars. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-ifya-instagram-video-contest-announced-froyoswirlingskills/

Highlights from the 2015 Reliant Expo: Reliant’s annual product expo featured over 80 national manufacturers. We attended to learn about new offerings. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/highlights-from-the-2015-reliant-foodservice-product-expo/

A Look at Frozen Yogurt Trends: Every June we look at froyo search trends as captured by Google Trends. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/national-frozen-yogurt-month-a-look-at-frozen-yogurt-trends/

Frozen Yogurt Shops Give Back to Worthy Causes: We applaud those stores that have given back to their communities and recognize a few chains for their efforts. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/frozen-yogurt-shops-give-back-to-worthy-causes/

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. This offer is for new Nanci's customers only.

• 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.

• June 16, 2015: 16 Handles Goes Crazy for Cookies

• June 1, 2015: Sweepstakes Celebrates Summer by Offering the Chance to Win Red Mango Frozen Yogurt for  Life

• June 1, 2015: Orange Leaf Introduces Trio of Goodness Sundaes

• June 1, 2015: Menchie’s Sizzles Up Summer with New Twisted Cinnamon Churro and Caramel Coconut Cookie Crunch Flavors

• May 28, 2015: sweetFrog and MDA Join Forces to Send Kids with Muscle Disease to Summer Camp

• May 27, 2015: Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

• May 21, 2015: U-Swirl, Inc. Reports FY2015 Operating Results

• May 21, 2015: Yeh! Frozen Yogurt Announces Coast-to-Coast Expansion Plans

What We're Working On

IFYA Anniversary Contest. The IFYA turns 2 in July and we'll announce a new contest at the end of July.

New Member Discount. We're working with several companies, hoping to bring members additional discounts soon.

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Our Sponsor

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