International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Frozen yogurt shop owners and those who own businesses that serve frozen yogurt, we would love to hear from you. The first National (US) Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey is open to anyone who owns a frozen yogurt shop or a business that serves frozen yogurt in the US. Take the survey and sign up to receive the survey results within the survey. The results will help you better understand how your shop compares to other shops.

The National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey asks about shop performance, satisfaction with suppliers, operational practices, management, etc. Coupled with the National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey, the shop owner survey results will help us better understand the frozen yogurt market in the United States.

The anonymous survey takes about 7 minutes to complete. Here’s the link to the survey,

The survey will remain open till October 18, 2017.

If you are not a frozen yogurt shop owner or the owner of a shop that serves frozen yogurt, but you’d like to see the survey results, help us get the word out about the survey. In return for your help, we will share the results of the consumer survey with you. To help, simply share our pinned Facebook post by October 14, 2017. Once you share our survey post, be sure to send us a private message with your email address so that we can add you to the list of people we will share the consumer survey results with. We will only use your email address to send you the results. Your email will not be shared with others.

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 


IFYA News 


Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Recap: This three day foodservice event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 27-29. The tradeshow featured over 500 vendors. Read more: 

Summer 2017 Froyo Flavor Roundup: We’ve compiled a list of the froyo flavors that were introduced this summer. Read more:

Yogurtland Introduces Ice Cream: Yogurtland has more options than ever, now that they’ve added two new ice cream flavors, Rich Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla. Read more:

Menchie’s to Host a Special Fundraiser for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey: Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, is hosting a national fundraiser to raise money for The American Red Cross in an effort to aid people who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read more:


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 For more articles, please visit the IFYA Press Room.

• September 19, 2017: 'Froyo' and 'Sriracha' are Now in the Dictionary

• September 18, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Selects Flex, Ltd. as Its Exclusive Manufacturing Partner for Robotic Vending Technology

• September 15, 2017: sweetFrog Continues Strong Franchise Growth

• September 8, 2017: Pinkberry Says Bonjour to New Pinkbee's Creme Brulee

• September 7, 2017: Second Cup Announces Roll-out of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Program

• September 6, 2017: 16 Handles Launches Throwback Toppings in Collaboration with the Goldbergs and Pix 11

• September 6, 2017: 16 Handles Launches Welch's Mighty Concord Grape

• September 5, 2017: Air Canada Flights Fuelled by Freshii

• August 28, 2017: sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Adds Acai Berry Soft Serve as Newest Taste Sensation

• August 28, 2017: For the First Time Ever, Yogurtland is Serving Ice Cream

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

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 for a no-obligation rate review of your merchant account. Learn more about Green Payment Solutions online at

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

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 order! 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 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 Consumer Survey: The survey is now closed and we will be analyzing the results and reporting on our findings. We will also randomly select and contact the winners of the froyo gift cards.



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