International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you'll be enjoying pumpkin pie froyo pies next week. 

We're excited to bring you an inside look at what it's like to launch a new frozen yogurt venture. This month we had two exclusive interviews with founders of two new frozen yogurt  concepts. Fro & Beans plan to launch their new froyo and coffee concept in Liverpool, England in a few months. Snomu recently opened in Beijing, China. 

Our preferred worker's compensation partner in California, Select Marketing Insurance Services, has a new dba name, Preferred Connect Insurance Center. The new dba is designed to both capture the full branding value of its parent company, Preferred Employers Group, and to better reflect its broadened service offering to small business owners, including Frozen Yogurt Shops. 

Our Dole Soft Serve offer for IFYA members has been extended till 12/31/2015. Kent Precision Foods Group will send a free starter kit with 2 samples of Dole Soft Serve, Dole bucket with lid, and wire whisk (approximate value $50) to qualified IFYA members.

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.

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

An Interview with the Founder of Snomu in Beijing, China: Snomu Frozen Yogurt Cafe opened in Beijing, China ten months ago. We spoke with the founder, Kelvin Yu, to learn more about his brand and his experience launching a new frozen yogurt business in China. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/interview-with-snomu-frozen-yogurt-cafe-beijing-founder-kelvin-yu/

An Interview with the Founders of Fro & Beans in Liverpool, England: Fro & Beans is a combined frozen yogurt and coffee brand which will feature a store in Liverpool, England and a nationwide tour. The Fro & Beans tour trucks will appear at festivals and retail outlets across the UK next year. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/an-interview-with-fro-beans-a-new-froyocoffee-uk-brand/

 A New Look for Yogurtland: Yogurtland recently unveiled a new interior design at its newest location at the Village at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/a-new-look-for-yogurtland/

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/

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 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, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, to offer California frozen yogurt shop owners special group rates. PCIC’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 Jena Johnson at Preferred Connect at (888) 656-5678 or jenaj@preferredconnect.net

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 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.

• November 10, 2015: Yogurtland Bolsters Management Team

• November 2, 2015: Menchie's Spreads Holiday Cheer with Free $5 Alvin and the Chipmunks Themed Menchie's Cards and Festive Holiday Dessert Fair

• October 29, 2015: sweetFrog Launches Stuffed Animal Drive to Benefit the Salvation Army

• October 29, 2015: Toast the Holidays with Pink Bubbly Pinkberry

• October 28, 2015: Yogurtland Opens New Store in Canoga Park, California

• October 28, 2015: 16 Handles Opens in the Middle East

• October 27, 2015: Veterans Day Deal from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Honors Vets and Active Duty Military Personnel With Free Froyo

• October 20, 2015: ApplePie Capital Partners with Six More Franchises (including Forever Yogurt)

• October 19, 2015: sweetFrog Introduces Soft Serve Fruit

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