International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

The International Frozen Yogurt Association was launched on July 29, 2013. We are about to turn four years old. 

Last July we had 1,400 members in 104 countries. Since then, we've grown to 1,800 members strong. This July, we have over 1,800 members in 108 countries. While most of our members are in the US, we clearly have an international presence. There are IFYA members in Albania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Myanmar, and of course many other countries.

The National Frozen Yogurt Survey

The IFYA is currently working on an ambitious new project, to better understand the state of frozen yogurt in the US today. To do this, we’ll need to hear from both frozen yogurt consumers and frozen yogurt shop operators.

For shops, we’d like to learn what their main concerns are, their costs, key operational practices, satisfaction with suppliers, etc. For consumers, we’d like to learn how brand loyal they are, how they would rate the largest froyo chains, what drives them to go to a froyo shop, what might increase their visit frequency, etc.

We’re looking for project partners. Partners could provide the prizes for frozen yogurt consumers or shop operators and/or help distribute the survey, in exchange for more of the survey results data and analysis. If you think you might be interested, please contact us at info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com

If all goes well, this could be an annual survey. The results will be useful for froyo shops and suppliers. The more responses we get, the better and more reliable our results will be.

Far Out Froyo Flavors Contest

We continued our tradition of having an anniversary contest with the Far-Out Froyo Flavors contest. Frozen yogurt fans were invited to share their most creative, appealing froyo flavor ideas for a chance to win a sweet prize package.

The winning flavor, White Peach Oolong Tea froyo, was submitted by @xtracetracex on Instagram.

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 Drive Thrus: National Drive Thru Day is always celebrated on July 24. We were inspired to put together a list of froyo drive thrus, organized by state. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/froyo-drive-thrus/

Walgreens Upmarket Fro-yo Update: The froyo machines have been removed from all the locations that offered self-serve froyo. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/walgreens-upmarket-fro-yo-update-froyo-machines-removed/

Iconic Old School Froyo Shops in Northern California: Southern California may be the capital of frozen yogurt, but Northern California has its share of iconic, first wave frozen yogurt shops. These old school shops have been swirling for decades. Here’s a quick snapshot of these iconic frozen yogurt shops. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/iconic-old-school-froyo-shops-northern-california/

IFYA’s Menchie’s Num Noms Photo Contest: We are giving away the limited edition Num Noms Menchie’s Sweet Friends Starter Pack. This is a photo contest and we’re looking for the cutest photo that features Menchie’s. Earn bonus points for images that feature Menchie’s “Smell So Delicious” makeover and/or Menchie’s Num Noms froyo cups. Here’s how to enter. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/menchies-num-noms-photo-contest/

IFYA Invites Froyo Fans to Dream Up Far-Out Froyo Flavors in a New Contest: Frozen yogurt fans are invited to share their most creative and appealing frozen yogurt flavor ideas on Instagram. Flavor ideas will be judged on originality, appeal and practicality. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ifya-invites-froyo-fans-dream-far-froyo-flavors-new-contest/

 

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.

• July 14, 2017: World Famous Yogurt Brand, Pinkberry, Opens Outlet in Ghana

• July 12, 2017: Frozen Yogurt Market in the US through 2021: Top Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

• July 12, 2017: Reis & Irvy's Announces Signing of International Licensing Agreement for the Exclusive Territory of Israel

• July 10, 2017: 16 Handles Partners with Duff Goldman on Exclusive Flavor

• July 6, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Completes Fiscal 2017 With $27 Million in Backlog for Its New Franchise Concept Reis & Irvy's

• July 6, 2017: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Q1 2018 Results

• July 5, 2017: Red Mango Introduces Vegan and Dairy-Free Fro-No

• June 27, 2017: America's Yogurt Lab to Make India Debut

• June 23, 2017: sweetFrog Adds Fan Favorite DOLE WHIP to Expanding Menu of Tasty Frozen Treats

• June 22, 2017: Yogurtland Offering Rare Madagascar Vanilla

• June 22, 2017: Pinkberry Threw Oprah Winfrey a Party After They Discontinued Her Favorite Flavor

 

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. Recently, PCIC increased the member discount rate so that our members can save up to 25% on their workers' comp insurance rates. 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

• Get up to 30% off your first FrozenDessertSupplies.com order! FrozenDessertSupplies.com is the #1 online supplier of Frozen Dessert Supplies including frozen yogurt, ice cream and gelato cups, spoons and much more! We offer hundreds of industry leading styles, colors and sizes of product, including our amazing array of Crazy Color Changing Spoons and Cups. All this with Free Shipping and Earth Shattering Customer Service! For a list of products and discounts simply contact us at 1-800-518-9229 or visit our website at www.FrozenDessertSupplies.com and provide 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

 

National Frozen Yogurt Survey: We will be refining our survey plan and the survey instruments. We'd love your support as a project partner. 

Menchie's Num Noms Contest: The contest ends this week. We will select a winner soon.

 

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