International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

We are very excited to announce that the first National Frozen Yogurt Survey launches today. The goal is to better understand the US frozen yogurt market. There are two versions of the survey, one for frozen yogurt consumers and another for frozen yogurt shop operators. We are asking everyone in the frozen yogurt industry for help distributing the survey, in return for access to the results.

The Consumer Survey

The consumer survey is open now until September 20, 2017.  It includes questions about loyalty, current consumption, future consumption and frozen yogurt attitudes and preferences. The survey is open to anyone over 13 who lives in the US. 

Survey participants will be entered into a drawing (one entry per person) to win one of eight $25 froyo shop gift cards to any shop that offers online gift cards. It takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Take the National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey, http://tinyurl.com/nationalfroyosurvey

Frozen yogurt shop operators (and others who are interested in the survey results) who share the survey invitation will receive the results of the consumer survey. Simply share IFYA’s pinned Facebook post about the survey (https://www.facebook.com/froyoassociation/), survey Tweet (@froyogirl) or Instagram survey post (@intlfroyoassn) at least a week before the survey closes. Then, send us a private message to let us know that you've shared the survey invitation.

The Shop Operator Survey

The frozen yogurt shop operator survey will launch in September. Anyone who completes the operator survey can sign up to receive the results of that survey. The operator survey will include questions about operations, main challenges, supplier satisfaction and more. 

Those who are not shop operators will also be given the opportunity to share the operator survey in order to obtain access to the operator survey results.

Suppliers who sponsor a prize for the shop operator survey will have access to the consumer and shop operator surveys. Contact info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com if you'd like to provide a prize for the operator survey.

Future Access to Results for Others 

IFYA members will have access to a limited set of the results of the consumer and shop operator surveys in the future. IFYA advisory board members and IFYA experts will have access to the full set of results. Non-members will be able to purchase the results in the future.

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 

 

Edible Cookie Dough and Froyo: A new trend has emerged; edible cookie dough looks to be the trend of 2017. What’s interesting about cookie dough is that sales don’t seem to be cyclical. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/edible-cookie-dough-froyo/

Iconic Frozen Yogurt Shops of the East Coast: We wanted to the feature iconic frozen yogurt shops of the East Coast, the ones that are still swirling today. After all, frozen yogurt was invented in New England. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/iconic-frozen-yogurt-shops-east-coast/

Winners of Two IFYA Contests Announced: We selected the winners of the Far Out Froyo Flavors and Menchie’s Num Noms Photo contests. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/winner-ifya-far-froyo-flavors-contest-announced/

Yogurtland’s New Promotion to Share Hope & Deliciousness with Every Cup: Yogurtland’s latest promotion, Hope, will bring five new delicious handcrafted flavors and hope for the less fortunate. Proceeds from the sale of Yogurtland’s new Hope Cup will benefit three Yogurtland Cares supported charities. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/yogurtlands-new-promotion-share-deliciousness-hope-every-cup/

 

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.

• August 16, 2017: 16 Handles Celebrates National Soft Serve Day with Freebies

• August 16, 2017: Remarkable Brands LLC & Georgia Franchise Group Celebrate Opening of First Purpose Snackery

• August 11, 2017: 16 Handles Williamsburg Partners with T-Swirl Crepe

• August 10, 2017: Purdue Students Build Robotic Frozen Yogurt Kiosk with Unique Self-Serve Software

• August 8, 2017: sweetFrog to Host Alex's Lemonade Stands

• August 8, 2017: Meet Wim, a Gadget That'll Make Fast Frozen Yogurt on Your Kitchen Counter

• August 3, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Commences Fiscal 2018 with $2,197,500 in Bookings for July

• July 28, 2017: Pinkberry Announces Black Raspberry Frozen Yogurt as New Limited Time 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 refine and test the store operator survey for the September launch date.

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Report: We will report on froyo relevant trends and products at the Western Foodservice Expo.

 

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