International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

We wanted to take a moment to thank FrozenDessertSupplies.com for their continued support of the IFYA. FrozenDessertSupplies.com recently decided to renew their gold sponsorship of the IFYA for another year and owner, Tim Porter, joined our advisory board. 

In addition, IFYA members can now enjoy up to 30% off their first FrozenDessertSupplies.com non-custom order. FrozenDessertSupplies.com is the #1 online supplier of Frozen Dessert Supplies including frozen yogurt, ice cream and gelato cups, spoons and more.

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 

 

Creative Flavors that We’d Love to Try, 2017 Edition: We would like to acknowledge frozen yogurt shops that have developed creative frozen yogurt flavors. These are creative flavors that we’d like to try. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/creative-froyo-flavors-wed-love-try-2017-edition/

Current Trends in Asian Froyo, 2017 Edition: In 2015, we took a look at current froyo trends in Asia. This post is an update on trends in Asian froyo. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/current-trends-asian-froyo-2017-edition/

Follow Your Heart to Yogurtland, Newest Handcrafted Recipes Bring Beloved Family Recipes to Every Spoonful: Now through June 4, Yogurtland is offering five new handcrafted flavors inspired by the desserts we all know, love, and yearn for from Grandma’s kitchen. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/follow-heart-yogurtland-newest-handcrafted-flavors-bring-beloved-family-recipes-every-spoonful/

Electro Freeze of Nor Cal Open House Recap: We recently attended the Electro Freeze of Nor Cal open house. Our recap includes news from Electro Freeze of Nor Cal and vendors like Dannon YoCream, Sugar Creek/Honey Hill Farms and Le Waf. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/electro-freeze-cal-open-house-recap/

Understanding Eco-Friendly Packaging Options for Frozen Yogurt Shops: Do you understand the difference between recyclable, biodegradable and compostable frozen yogurt cups, lids and spoons? We asked IFYA’s Packaging and Branding Expert and Advisory Board member, Tim Porter, to explain each of these terms and to provide tips for becoming an eco-friendly frozen yogurt shop. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/understanding-eco-friendly-packaging-options-frozen-yogurt-shops/

 

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.

• April 26, 2017: Pinkberry Releases Wonder Woman Movie-Inspired Frozen Yogurt Flavor

• April 25, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Reis & Irvy's Froyo Robots to Feature Flavor Burst System

• April 20, 2017: Reis & Irvy's Secures Key Military Base Locations for Its Frozen Yogurt Robot Franchisees

• April 7, 2017: sweetFrog Expands Internationally with Seventh Location in Dominican Republic

• April 4, 2017: Generation Next Franchise Brands Announces Franchise Bookings of $6,200,000 for Q3, Fiscal 2017

• April 1, 2017: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Launches Let's Make Smiles Initiative 

• March 29, 2017: sweetFrog Ranked a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

• March 29, 2017: sweetFrog Hoppy to Be Back with BK Racing, On Board with Gray Gaulding

• March 28, 2017: Red Mango Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Featuring Original Tart and Green Tea Flavored Yogurt


IFYA Special Offers

 

Reduced banner ad rates: We’ve temporarily reduced the prices on our bottom rectangle banner ads by 50% for ad plans that run six months or longer. With the discount, a six month bottom short rectangle banner ad is just $175. For more information see our Advertising Guidelines.

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 Mark Sperry from Green Payment Solutions at (818) 643-6808 or marksperry@greenpayment.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:

• 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.

• 10% off your first GoDivide order when you mention IFYA and your IFYA username

• 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.

  

What We're Working On

 

Frozen Yogurt Industry Trends: We're working on several interesting articles about current trends in the worldwide frozen yogurt industry. We think you'll find them interesting.

 

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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®.

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.

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.