International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

It's summertime and that means it's prime froyo eating time. We've been busy trying all the summer froyo flavors and fruity sorbets.

This summer we have a NEW members only summer promotion on Dole Soft Serve from Kent Precision Foods Group. Dole Soft Serve is the perfect fruity, light, refreshing summer treat.

IFYA members can request a FREE Dole starter kit from Kent Precision Foods Group for a limited time only.

The starter kit contains:

• 2 samples of Dole Soft Serve  – your choice of flavors

• Dole bucket with lid: to be used to make Dole soft serve, the bucket has instructions printed on the outside

• Wire whisk

The starter kit has an approximate retail value of $50.

To qualify for the complimentary starter kit, you must be an IFYA member and operate three or more frozen yogurt shops. Please complete the contact form by 9/15/2015 to request your Dole Soft Serve starter kit.

The search for international froyo swirling stars is over and the two winners of IFYA's first Instagram video contest are: 

• First place: @db_pottery

• Second place: @lequarterone

Congrats to our froyo swirling stars!

The IFYA is turning 2 years old at the end of this month. We’re about to reach a major milestone: 1,000 members. Thank you to all our members, followers, readers and supporters for your interest in the goings on of our frozen yogurt association. Help us get to 1,000 members and beyond by telling others about the IFYA.

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

If you haven't already registered for your free IFYA membership, join today

IFYA News & Special Offers

Summer 2015 Froyo Flavor Trends: Fruit, dairy-free alternatives, and fun are trends that are influencing summer froyo flavors. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/summer-2015-froyo-flavor-trends/

Winners of the Froyo Swirling Skills Contest Announced: We loved watching the creative and masterful froyo swirling videos and are proud to introduce two new froyo swirling stars. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/winners-of-the-froyo-swirling-skills-contest-announced/

A Look at Frozen Yogurt in Sweden: We look at the origins of froyo in Sweden and how the market has developed. Pics included! Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/a-look-at-frozen-yogurt-in-sweden/

Froyo on Demand: Our list of services and places where you can have froyo delivered to your  door. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-delivered-door/

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.

• July 15, 2015: U-Swirl, Inc. Reports First Quarter Operating Results

• July 7, 2015: sweetFrog Mobile Trucks to Offer Froyo at Live Nation Venues

• July 6, 2015: Candy-Crush Inspired Flavors and Collectible Spoons Coming to Yogurtland

• July 6, 2015: Menchie's Spotlights Summer Flavors with July's Sorbet Extravaganza

• June 30, 2015: Pinkberry Launches Summer Happy Hour

• June 25, 2015: Menchie's Opens Hallmark 500th Store

• June 23, 2015: Pinkberry Introduces Two New Desserts for Ramadan

What We're Working On

IFYA Anniversary Contest. The IFYA turns 2 in July and we'll announce a fun new contest on July 29.

Western Foodservice Expo. We'll bring you a report from the Western Foodservice Expo on any froyo relevant news. The expo takes place in Los Angeles on Aug. 23-25.

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Our Sponsor

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