International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

This year's National/International Frozen Yogurt Day was bigger than ever, with worldwide celebrations. We were pleased to see International Frozen Yogurt Day mentioned multiple times.

Recent developments suggest that we'll be seeing a significant uptick in automated frozen yogurt vending machine installations this year. Excited!

We're also excited to announce a new gold sponsor, Frozen Dessert Supplies. Frozen Dessert Supplies has been a long time supporter of the IFYA and we so appreciate their continued support.

FrozenDessertSupplies.com has a simple mission, it is to enable frozen yogurt, ice cream and gelato stores to have a one stop shop where they can get all their frozen dessert packaging and supplies. And IFYA members who are new FrozenDessertSupplies.com customers get 20% off their first purchase.

We want to hear from you! Share your frozen yogurt news or contribute an article about frozen yogurt and we'll share it in our frozen yogurt industry news blog. Contact news@internationalfrozenyogurt.com if you'd like to be a content contributor.

We're also looking for corporate sponsors, contest sponsors, advertisers, etc. If you think you might be interested, drop us a line at info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com

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 

Sweet Lics Yogurt Shop Combines Modern and Historical in One: With the help of interior design firm Mindful Design Consulting, Sweet Lics took a cheerful, contemporary design and blended it seamlessly with industrial inspiration. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/sweet-lics-yogurt-shop-combines-modern-and-historical-in-one/

New Stoelting AutoVend System Wins 2016 Kitchen Innovations Award: The recipients were chosen by a panel of expert judges for providing innovations that “address operator concerns from labor, energy and water efficiency to food safety, sanitation, cross-functionality and space-saving.” Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-stoelting-autovend-system-wins-2016-kitchen-innovations-award/

Argosy Foodservice Ceases Operations: Argosy Foodservice was based in Orlando, FL and it was a foodservice equipment manufacturer of machines for frozen desserts (including frozen yogurt), ice vending and beverages. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/argosy-foodservice-ceases-operations/

Yogurtland Celebrates Fifth Annual National Frozen Yogurt Day: Marking its 10th anniversary, Yogurtland once again offers guests free yogurt, toppings and a limited-edition Hershey’s spoon. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/yogurtland-celebrates-fifth-annual-national-frozen-yogurt-day-on-february-8-2016/

National/International Frozen Yogurt Day 2016: It’s the day to show your appreciation for frozen yogurt by eating froyo and sharing your love of froyo with others. See where the celebrations took place. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/nationalinternational-frozen-yogurt-day-2016/

 

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

• 10% off your first purchase for new Soft Serve Solutions customers, use offer code IFYA10 when checking out, the offer is good for products and services

• 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.

• February 11, 2016: Fresh Healthy Vending Adds Reis and Irvy's Frozen Yogurt Robot to Franchise Portfolio

• February 3, 2016: sweetFrog Announces February Promotions

• February 2, 2016: Yogurtland Celebrates Fifth Annual National Frozen Yogurt Day on February 8, 2016 

• January 29, 2016: sweetFrog Partners With Sprout to Promote New TV Series

• January 28, 2016: Menchie's Celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day with Free Froyo on February 1

• January 26, 2016: 16 Handles Celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day with Free Servings

• January 26, 2016: sweetFrog CMO Details 2016 Marketing, Growth Plans

• January 22, 2016: New Vegan Flavor at World's Largest Self-Serve FroYo Franchise (Menchie's)

• January 22, 2016: Investor Buys His Kids' Favorite Froyo Chain (Spoonlickers) to Expand Across Michigan

 

What We're Working On

Consumer Contest: We're working on something fun for froyo fans. The prize is froyo of course.

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Our Sponsors

 

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Spaceman USA and to our gold sponsor, FrozenDessertSupplies.com.

About FrozenDessertSupplies.com

Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Gelato are the most delicious treats ever invented! But imagine trying to enjoy frozen yogurt without a cup or a spoon! That is where FrozenDessertSupplies.com comes in.

We offer frozen yogurt supplies as well as ice cream and gelato supplies.  We offer many products including frozen yogurt cups, frozen yogurt spoons, lids, to go containers, souffle sample cups and much more.  We pride ourselves on low prices, fast delivery and free shipping all while having the best customer service in the industry.

In addition, we have helped 1,000’s of our customers with their custom printing needs.  We offer customized logo and artwork printing for our frozen yogurt cups, clear plastic smoothie cups, as well as our paper drink cups and coffee cups.  We even offer customized spoons and we make the process simply and fun.

FrozenDessertSupplies.com has a simple mission, it is to enable frozen yogurt, ice cream and gelato stores to have a one stop shop where they can get all their frozen dessert packaging and supplies.  We consider our customers part of our family, so please come join us and be part of the family.