International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy holidays! Still looking for holiday gifts for the froyo lovers on your list? Check out the latest edition of our annual froyo gift guide.

We brought back our popular annual store location count. Find out who the largest frozen yogurt chains are and how many locations they have.

We've moved things around on the IFYA website to make room for a new feature: the online frozen yogurt marketplace. It's the place to go to buy, sell or trade anything that's frozen yogurt related. You can search by location, category, price, etc. Place ads for free or check out our current listings.

We're busy working on our year end froyo wrap-up. There's a lot to cover but look for the post by the end of the year. It's so big that we had to break it up into multiple posts. Read about the froyo flavor trends of 2015 now. 

Our Dole Soft Serve offer for IFYA members ends on 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 

IFYA's 2015 Froyo Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas is around the corner and we have put together our annual froyo gift guide for the froyo lovers on your list. Here are our top picks. Read morehttp://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ifyas-2015-holiday-froyo-gift-guide/

Introducing IFYA's Free Frozen Yogurt Classified Ads: The froyo marketplace makes it easier for froyo buyers and sellers to find what they’re looking for. The ads can easily be searched by category, location, price range, keywords, etc. It's free to place ads. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/introducing-ifyas-free-frozen-yogurt-classified-ads-2/

IFYA's 2015 Frozen Yogurt Chain Store Location Count: Find out who the largest froyo chains are and how large they really are. The store counts are approximate and based on what’s listed on the chain’s website when available. Read morehttp://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ifyas-store-location-count-2015-the-largest-frozen-yogurt-chains/

IFYA's 2015 Froyo Flavor Trends: We take a look back at the new flavors of 2015. Read morehttp://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-flavor-trends-of-2015/

What Really Matters When Purchasing Worker's Compensation Insurance: Our partner, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, shares the Here are the top five questions frozen yogurt shop owners should ask their insurance providers when buying workers’ compensation insurance. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/really-matters-purchasing-workers-compensation-insurance/

IFYA Special Offers

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.

• December 14, 2015: Kahala Brands Announces Acquisition of Pinkberry

• December 10, 2015: Two Spoons Launches Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

• December 7, 2015: And the Winners of the Yogurtland Top This Challenges Are...

• November 30, 2015: Red Mango Teams with Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

• November 25, 2015: Joanne Chang's Sticky Buns Coming to a Pinkberry Near You

• November 24, 2015: How Orange Leaf Turned Frozen Yogurt into Meals for Hungry Children

• November 12, 2015: sweetFrog Mascot Scoop Appointed Honorary Christmas Elf

What We're Working On

Year in Froyo Wrap-Up: We'll summarize the key froyo events of 2015. It's a must read.

New Froyo Trucks the 2015 Edition: We'll tell you about the new froyo trucks that launched in 2015.

2016 Tradeshows and Open Houses: We'll update our annual list of froyo relevant tradeshows and open houses.

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