International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Did you catch the news about Orange Leaf's froyo delivery by drone? Read the story and other developing froyo news in this newsletter.

We'd like to welcome our newest IFYA expert, Jason Rhoades, Territory Manager - West for Dannon YoCream, to IFYA's panel of experts. Jason is an expert in all things frozen yogurt. He's helped hundreds of frozen yogurt stores with their openings and he's ready to answer your froyo questions.

Our limited time, fall offers are coming to an end very soon. You can save 10% on Halloween magic color changing spoons and straws at Use code “BOO” for a 10% discount on MADE IN THE USA MAGIC Color Changing® Orange to Black Halloween Spoons and Straws!

IFYA members can enjoy a $10,999 IFYA Introductory, limited time offer of Aurel’s SF162 floor model good through October 31, 2016. Features include: Dual flavor with twist dispensing, LCD touch screen display, fully bonded evaporator system, and use of scroll compressor technology. Aurel machines are designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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 


Social Media Advice for Froyo Shops: Keeping Your Audience Engaged: Opening social media accounts is the easy part; the next challenge is to gain a following and keep your audience engaged. This usually takes time and effort, so be persistent and follow our tips for social media engagement. Read more:

Fall/Halloween Ideas for Your Frozen Yogurt Shop: Froyo shops can easily capture the excitement of the fall season and Halloween. Here are some simple ideas to show your shop’s spooktacular spirit. Read more:

Orange Leaf Completes First Froyo Drone Delivery: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, an innovative self-serve snack franchise, today announced the resounding success of its first drone delivery test at Hope College in Holland, Mich.—marking the first time worldwide that froyo has ever been delivered by drone. Read more:

Meet Our Newest IFYA Expert: Our newest IFYA Expert, Jason Rhoades, Regional Territory Manager – West for Dannon YoCream, is a product and equipment specialist. He consulted with hundreds of shops opening and became in expert in not only frozen yogurt but everything to do with opening a yogurt shop. 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.

• October 19, 2016: sweetFrog Opens 15th Location in Palmetto State

• October 11, 2016: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Reports 25% Increase in 2nd Quarter Net Income

• October 11, 2016: Famous Brands CEO Focuses on Growth

• October 1, 2016: Menchie's Sets Out to Spread 420,000 Smiles This October with the SMILE IT FORWARD Movement


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 Mark Sperry from Green Payment Solutions at (818) 643-6808 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



What We're Working On


New Website Update: We've selected the new website design and we're excited to share the new look with you soon. You should see the new website next month. 



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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.