International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy fall! We have two limited time offers to announce.

First, Halloween magic color changing spoons are back in stock at The supply of these USA made spoons is limited, so order soon. Customers of all ages love color changing spoons. Use code “BOO” for a 10% discount on MADE IN THE USA MAGIC Color Changing® Orange to Black Halloween Spoons and Straws!

Second, Aurel LLC (Sanford, FL) has employed the former Argosy engineering team led by Bill Black earlier this year and opened its manufacturing facility in Sanford, FL on August 1st. New Aurel machines and parts for existing Argosy machines are available and ready to ship. Aurel has a special IFYA introductory offer on the SF162 floor model.

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 


2016 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Recap: We attended the three day expo in Los Angeles. The tradeshow featured over 500 vendors. We looked for frozen yogurt and froyo relevant trends. Read more:

Yogurtland Teams Up with the Children’s Miracle Network and Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary: Together with its fans, Yogurtland will be raising funds for children’s hospitals to help enhance lives, lift spirits and brighten smiles of patients and families at their member hospitals. Read more:

Aurel Soft Serve Equipment Now Available: Introductory Offer for IFYA Members: Aurel is focused on developing cutting-edge technology for the soft-serve industry. New Aurel machines and parts for existing Argosy machines are available and ready to ship. Read more:

A Look at Frozen Yogurt in Norway: Self-serve frozen yogurt made its way to Norway in 2009, with the founding of pioneer of self-serve frozen yogurt concept in Scandinavia, Yogurt Heaven. Read more:

Social Media Platforms Froyo Shops Should Be Using: We’ll tackle social media in a series of posts. First up, we answer the question, which social media platforms should you join? Read more:


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.

• September 21, 2016: PE-backed Famous Brands Taps Lyman as CEO

• September 6, 2016: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Launches "Generation Original" In Partnership With No Kid Hungry to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

• September 1, 2016: 16 Handles Launches Choconut Flavor

• August 31, 2016: sweetFrog Returns to Sponsor BK Racing, David Ragan at Richmond

• August 31, 2016: Barfresh Expands Its Customer Base With National Frozen Yogurt Chain


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:

• 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 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


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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®. 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.

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..

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.