International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

The IFYA is turning three on July 29. We wanted to thank you, our members, followers, subscribers, sponsors, advisors, experts and partners, for your support.

The IFYA now has 1,400 members in 104 countries. The majority of members are frozen yogurt shop operators. Our social media presence includes over 2,000 Twitter followers on Twitter, over 1,000 followers on Pinterest, nearly 700 followers on Instagram and over 500 Facebook fans.

The IFYA also sponsored a froyo poetry contest to commemorate its third anniversary. The winning poem was submitted by @db_pottery on Instagram.

A special thanks goes out to our newest Gold Sponsor, Dannon® YoCream®

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

We welcome your frozen yogurt news and are always looking for articles about frozen yogurt industry developments. To share your content, please contact news@internationalfrozenyogurt.com 

 

IFYA News 

 

Selecting the Right Soft Serve Machine: After reading this article you should have a good understanding of where to look for equipment and information, and what you will need to know to be successful serving soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/selecting-right-soft-serve-machine/

Your Summer Tech Checklist: Use these tips from Revel Systems iPad POS for employing technology to keep your frozen yogurt shop busy all summer long. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/summer-tech-checklist/

New Video Library Added to IFYA Website: We’ve added a new feature to our website, a training video library. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-website-feature-training-videos/

 

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:

• Up to 25% savings for first time clients of Frozen Solutions, the fastest growing supplier to the Frozen Dessert Industry and the ORIGINAL Home of the MAGIC Color Changing™ spoons. 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.

• 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.

• July 21, 2016: Yogorino Opens First Location in South Korea

• July 21, 2016: Yogurtland Adds Development and Marketing Executives to Management Team

• July 20, 2016: SweetFrog Launches Pokémon GO In-Store Takeover and Social Media Contest

• July 19, 2016: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Closes Fiscal 2016

• July 13, 2016: Fresh Healthy Vending Becomes Generation Next Franchise Brands

• July 11, 2016: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Inspires a Summer Full of Discovery and Creativity with New Flavors and Contest

• July 8, 2016: Pinkberry Sweetens Up the Menu with the Return of Peach Frozen Yogurt

• July 7, 2016: Edible Arrangements Aims to Remake the Brand With New Edible to Go Concept

• July 7, 2016: 16 Handles and Dannon Celebrate the Summer with Sorbet

• June 29, 2016: Menchie's Creates "Ice Age" Frozen Treats for Film

• June 28, 2016: 16 Handles Launches Vegan Series

• June 27, 2016: SweetFrog Expands Franchise Fleet

• June 23, 2016: Nintendo Treats at Yogurtland Stores This Summer

 

What We're Working On

 

New Website Look: We're working on a new look for the IFYA website. Stay tuned for the big reveal.

 

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Our Sponsors

Many thanks to the IFYA's founding sponsor, Spaceman USA and to our gold sponsors, FrozenDessertSupplies.comFrozen Solutions and Dannon® YoCream®.

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..

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.

At Dannon® YoCream®, we’re focused on producing great quality frozen treats and beverages. Whether you're a single shop or 100-location organization, as our partner you can expect unprecedented customer service, industry knowledge and exciting innovations to help your business thrive.