International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Month! It's been a busy time for us. We attended the Reliant Expo in Anaheim, CA to learn about new products. 

We finalized our anniversary contest. The contest will be announced on July 4. 

We also have great news for our California frozen yogurt shop members. Our workers' compensation insurance partner, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, has increased the member discount rate so that our members can save up to 25% on their workers' comp insurance rates. 

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 

 

Reliant Foodservice 2017 Product Expo Recap: The annual expo featured vendors with new and established products carried by Reliant. Reliant Foodservice is a leading distributor of products for the frozen yogurt, juice and smoothie and specialty coffee retailers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/reliant-foodservice-2017-product-expo-recap/

Froyo Gives Back to Worthy Causes: This is the time of year that we like to take the time to recognize froyo shops that give back to the community and worthy causes. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-gives-back-worthy-causes-2017-edition/

New, Bigger Discount on California Workers' Compensation Insurance for IFYA Members: We are very pleased to announce that our workers' compensation insurance partner, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, has lowered the discounted group rate for IFYA members, from 15% to 25%. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/new-bigger-discount-california-workers-compensation-insurance-ifya-members/

Iconic Frozen Yogurt Shops of Southern California: This post is dedicated to the first wave frozen yogurt shops in California. These shops are truly old school. They serve the frozen yogurt to customers, rather than allowing for self-serve. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/iconic-old-school-froyo-shops-southern-california/

Summer Tastes & Experiences Inspire Yogurtland’s Summer Joy Promotion: Yogurtland’s summer promotion, Joy, features five new delicious scratch-made flavors. These original handcrafted ​flavors explore the tastes of all your picnic favorites and are scratch-made at Yogurtland’s own dairy. Read here: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/summer-tastes-experiences-inspire-yogurtlands-summer-joy-promotion/

 

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.

• June 16, 2017: Pinkberry Introduces Blueberry Muffin Frozen Yogurt and Cold Brew Fruit Teas for Summer

• June 15, 2017: SMTrack to Buy Tutti Frutti Master Licensor for RM310mil

• June 12, 2017: Generation Next and D&K Engineering Have an Accord for Fro-yo Vending Machine

• June 12, 2017: sweetFrog Hops into Fredericksburg Field House

• June 9, 2017: Yogurt Mountain Takes Customers to the Movies This Summer!

• June 8, 2017: sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Announces "FroYo For Eight" Giveaway for 8th Anniversary

• June 6, 2017: Yogurtland Shares Summer Joy with Newest Scratch-made Delicious Flavors

• June 6, 2017: TCBY Canada to expand in Cinemas Guzzo

• June 1, 2017: Nekter to Launch Skoop Frozen Dessert

• June 1, 2017: SweetFrog to Support March of Dimes Nationwide

• May 31, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2017

• May 30, 2017: 16 Handles Introduces Dutch Chocolate and Classic Vanilla

 

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.

 

 

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