International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

National Frozen Yogurt Month is just around the corner and with the weather warming up, it's prime frozen yogurt time. We are working on several interesting stories for National Frozen Yogurt Month and preparing for our fourth anniversary. Expect to see a new contest announcement around July 4.

We congratulate Woody's Yogurt Place on receiving two reader's choice awards for Best Ice Cream and Best Frozen Yogurt in Marin County. Woody's Yogurt Place has been a Swirl of Honor shop since 2013.

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 

 

Froyo Delivery Services Compared: We compare five leading food delivery services that can deliver froyo to customers. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-delivery-services-compared/

Emerging Trends: New Cones for Froyo: Cake, sugar, or waffle cones are the traditional cone of choice for ice cream or froyo.  However, we’ve noticed that certain types of new cones have become popular at ice cream and frozen yogurt shops. Is there a cone revolution in the making? Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-cones-froyo/

Warm & Cold Froyo Combinations: Some froyo shops offer warm toppings, warm bottoms or warm cones, allowing customers to enjoy a delicious warm & cold froyo combination. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/warm-cold-froyo-combinations/

Culinary Versatility of Dannon® Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Benefits Operators and Consumers: With consumers looking for more protein, Dannon suggests using Oikos Greek Yogurt as an ingredient substitute to reduce calories and fat while including protein. Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt is available in Plain and Vanilla flavors in 32 oz. plastic tubs and 6 lbs. bags to give operators bulk options. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/culinary-versatility-dannon-oikos-greek-nonfat-yogurt-benefits-operators-consumers/

MGA Entertainment and Menchie’s Partner for a Nationwide Num Noms Promotion: MGA Entertainment, a private toy company, announces a partnership with Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. A Menchie’s Num Noms starter pack will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us starting July 2017. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/mga-entertainment-menchies-partner-nationwide-num-noms-promotion/

Woody’s Yogurt Place Wins Vote for Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Marin County: Woody’s Yogurt Place, Marin’s favorite frozen yogurt and ice cream shop, recently received two prestigious honors from the readers of two community publications in Marin County. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/woodys-yogurt-place-wins-vote-best-frozen-yogurt-ice-cream-marin/

 

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.

• May 23, 2017: SweetFrog Sets Out on Acquisition & Rebranding Effort

• May 4, 2017: Yogurtland Opens Two New Locations in Greater Houston Area

• May 4, 2017: sweetFrog Opens Fifth Location in Maine

 

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 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

 

New Froyo Contest: We will announce a new contest in honor of the IFYA's fourth anniversary on July 4. The contest will be for frozen yogurt fans.

New Articles: With National Frozen Yogurt Month just a week away, our next posts are going to be about froyo shops that are giving back to communities. We're also excited about a new series of posts about the most iconic, oldest frozen yogurt shops.

 

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