International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Our new gold sponsor, Frozen Solutions, the fastest growing supplier to the Frozen Dessert Industry and the ORIGINAL Home of the MAGIC Color Changing™ spoons, would like to offer IFYA members an exclusive discount of up to 25% for first-time clients

Save on a variety of products, including USA produced Color Changing Spoons, Straws, and Bowls. For discount codes and the list of products included in the promotion, see News from Frozen Solutions & New Discount for IFYA Members.

We also have a new article to share from IFYA's packaging and branding expert, Tim Porter, owner of Tim provides advice on Creating Your Custom Cup Design.

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

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IFYA News 


Tips for Creating Your Own Custom Cup Design: IFYA’s packaging and branding expert, Tim Porter, Owner of, provides tips on choosing a distinctive custom cup design for your frozen yogurt shop. Read more:

Growing Demand for Dairy-Free, Vegan Froyo: We look at the surge in dairy-free frozen yogurt mixes in the market, discuss reasons for the trend and provide a list of suppliers of dairy-free frozen yogurt mix. Read more:

Woody’s Yogurt Place Once Again Named as Marin County’s Best Frozen Yogurt Shop: In Swirl of Honor news, Woody’s Yogurt Place was named the best frozen yogurt shop by the readers of Pacific Sun for the second year in a row.  Read more:

News from Frozen Solutions & New Discount for IFYA Members: Learn about the new IFYA member discount and product news from Frozen Solutions. Read more:


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

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, 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

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 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.

• May 18, 2016: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Brings Orange Unicorn To Life With New Augmented Reality Mobile App

• May 18, 2016: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Reports FY2016 Diluted E.P.S. of $0.73 on Revenue of $40.5 Million

• May 13, 2016: sweetFrog Honors Veterans for May's Military Appreciation Month

• May 9, 2016: Global Frozen Yogurt Brand, Menchie's Has Landed in Mumbai

• May 4, 2016: Menchie's Channels 'Angry Birds' in LTO Specials

• May 3, 2016: Yogurtland Goes Full Service with New "Express" Concept

• May 3, 2016: sweetFrog Names Cooley Manager of Franchise Development

• April 29, 2016: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Partners with "The Angry Birds Movie"

• April 28, 2016: RaceTrac to Expand Swirl World to Newly Remodeled Legacy Stores


What We're Working On


Exclusive Member Discount: We're currently negotiating a new discount for our members.

Reliant Expo: We'll bring you frozen yogurt news from this year's Reliant Foodservice Expo, held in Anaheim, CA on June 4.


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Our Sponsors

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Spaceman USA and to our gold sponsors, and Frozen Solutions.

Frozen Solutions has become the fastest growing supplier to the Frozen Dessert Industry. Members in good standing of NICRA, GLICFFA, and NEICRA, you can see us at trade shows throughout the United States. We are the ORIGINAL Home of the MAGIC Color Changing™ spoons and have been providing USA produced Color Changing Spoons, Straws, Cups and Bowls for many years.. 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.