International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy Fall! Hope you are enjoying pumpkin froyo season.

We're happy to announce that our "summer" Dole Soft Serve offer for IFYA members has been extended till 12/31/2015. 

Kent Precision Foods Group will send a free starter kit (approximate value $50) to qualified IFYA members.

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

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 to request your Dole Soft Serve starter kit. This offer is not available in all countries.

Froyo fans, you can win Yogurtland gift cards from Fro-yo Girl Speaks, in honor of the Yogurtland Top This Instagram challenge. Just add @intlfroyoassn to your Yogurtland Top This Instagram entry (remember to also tag your pic with #YLTopThis) by  10/18/2015.

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

Artisanal LA Fall Show Froyo Report: We bring you froyo news from Artisanal LA, a two day festival that took place in Los Angeles on Oct. 10-11. Read more: 

Fro-yo Girl’s Mini Top This Yogurtland Challenge: Froyo fans can win Yogurtland gift cards from Fro-yo Girl just by adding @intlfroyoassn to the caption of their #YLTopThis entries on Instagram. The contest ends on October 18. Read more:

Dole Soft Serve Offer for IFYA Members Extended: Our special members only offer with Kent Precision Foods Group has been extended till the end of the year. IFYA members can request a free starter kit with free samples, a bucket and a whisk. Read more:

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

Members 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 for a no-obligation rate review of your merchant account. Learn more about Green Payment Solutions online at

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

Other IFYA Trade Member Discounts: IFYA members are eligible for a wide range of discounts, including:

• 5% off soft serve machines from Electro Freeze of Nor Cal when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username 

• 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 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 For more articles, please visit the IFYA Press Room.

• October 13, 2015: U-Swirl, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

• October 12, 2015: Orange Leaf Introduces Salted Caramel Latte Froyo and Brings Back Fan Favorites: Pumpkin Spice Latte and York Peppermint Pattie

• October 1, 2015: Menchie's Celebrates 'Month of Smiles' with Free Frozen Yogurt Giveaway, Classic Fall Flavors and Magic Spoons 

• September 24, 2015: FroZenYo Rethinks Model as It Closes Its Unprofitable Stores

• September 23, 2015: 16 Handles Launches "Oh My, Pumpkin Pie"

What We're Working On

Expert Blog Posts. We're working closely with subject matter experts to bring you exclusive content about the frozen yogurt industry.

New Member Discount. We're almost ready to announce another member discount. We're working hard to bring you even more membership benefits.


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Our Sponsor

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Spaceman USA