International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

We're thrilled to welcome two new Swirl of Honor shops. Both earned three swirls (the maximum possible). A warm welcome goes out to Arctic Ape Wild Desserts in Windcrest, TX and Notties Frozen Yogurt in Saugatuck, MI. We applaud their commitment to frozen yogurt excellence.

Arctic Ape Wild Desserts has a unique ape theme and a staggering variety of desserts and toppings. It's pretty bananas. Read more: https://www.prlog.org/12577881-arctic-ape-wild-desserts-of-windcrest-tx-earns-top-honors-from-ifyas-swirl-of-honor-program.html

Notties Frozen Yogurt is proud to serve local frozen yogurt and local fruit. Read more: https://www.prlog.org/12575876-notties-frozen-yogurt-of-saugatuck-mi-earns-three-swirls-from-ifyas-swirl-of-honor-program.html

We were recently mentioned in an article by DairyReporter.com about Pokemon Go. Read more: http://www.dairyreporter.com/Retail-Shopper-Insights/Pokemon-Go-Why-self-serve-frozen-yogurt-stores-should-take-advantage

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 

 

Summer 2016 Flavor Roundup: We take a look at the new flavors that came out this summer. The trend towards dairy-free soft serve continues to be popular: Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/summer-2016-flavor-roundup/

FrozenDessertSupplies.com Adds Over 200 Products: Our gold sponsor, FrozenDessertSupplies.com, recently added over 200 new products, including new colors of cups and spoons, new styles, new designs and color changing spoons. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/frozendessertsupplies-com-adds-200-new-products/ 

Sweet CeCe’s Announces Partnership with Honey Hill Farms: Sweet CeCe’s recently announced a SWEET partnership with national soft-serve frozen yogurt brand favorite, Honey Hill Farms. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/sweet-ceces-frozen-desserts-announced-partnership-honey-hill-farms/

Sweet CeCe’s Just Became Your One Stop Dessert Shop: Sweet CeCe’s is expanding beyond frozen yogurt in response to consumer demand and will lead the way in the ever-expanding dessert space. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/sweet-ceces-frozen-desserts-just-became-one-stop-dessert-shop/

 

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.

• August 18, 2016: sweetFrog to Host Alex's Lemonade Stands

• August 12, 2016: Wellspring to Expand F&B Business in Asia via SMTrack RTO

• August 8, 2016: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces July Bookings

• August 4, 2016: sweetFrog Opens 21st Location in the Lone Star State

• August 1, 2016: Skinnygirl Sparklers "Refreshes" Partnership with 16 Handles

• July 27, 2016: Red Mango Donates Store to Easter Seals New York

• July 26, 2016: Tiffani Faison's Biscuits Are Getting the Pinkberry Treatment

 

What We're Working On

 

New Member Discount: We'll be announcing a limited time discount on Halloween froyo supplies very soon.

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo: We'll provide a recap of the show, from a froyo standpoint.

 

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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.