International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy Froyo Halloween! We're happy to bring back our annual list of Halloween froyo shop specials. 

The First National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner is now closed. We received nearly 70 responses. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, shared the survey link, and helped with the survey development.

We are excited to study the results and report our findings next month. 

Last August, we invited all frozen yogurt consumers in the US over 13 years old to share their thoughts about frozen yogurt by taking our short online survey. We received 174 responses from across the US.

Our survey included questions about loyalty, current consumption, future consumption, frozen yogurt attitudes and preferences and demographics. We found that 67% of respondents strongly agreed with the statement, I enjoy eating frozen yogurt. Furthermore, 28% somewhat agreed with the same statement, so only 5% did not agree

The report is also available for $150. To order the report or for more information, please contact us at

A limited set of results is available for IFYA members in the members only Resources section of our website.

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 


2017 Halloween Froyo Shop Specials: Shops all over the world are celebrating Halloween with specials, contests, toppings, flavors, etc. We are busy tracking Halloween froyo deals and events. Read more:

Thoughts on Froyo Sampling Policies: We discuss reasons why some froyo shops don’t provide samples and reasons why they should reconsider their policies. Read more:

Iconic Froyo Shops (Not in California or on the East Coast): In this post, we take a look at iconic frozen yogurt shops outside of California and the East Coast, starting with the most famous old school froyo chain. Read more:

First National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey Results: Our survey included questions about loyalty, current consumption, future consumption, frozen yogurt attitudes and preferences and demographics. 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.

• October 21, 2017: Live Yogurt Cultures Mimicked by Fermented Powder

• October 16, 2017: Red Mango Debuts Casino Location in Laughlin

• October 12, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Completes Fiscal 2017 With Approximately $25 Million in Deferred Revenues

• October 11, 2017: sweetFrog Introduces Proprietary Ice Cream Products

• October 10, 2017: 16 Handles Partners with Chef Duff Goldman for New Frozen Yogurt Flavor - Duff's Chocolate Chip Cake

• October 9, 2017: TCBY Unveils 3 New Flavors for Fall

• October 5, 2017: BAB, Inc. Reports Profit for 3rd Quarter FY 2017

• October 5, 2017: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Reports First Six Months of Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Results


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 Shop Owner Survey: The survey is now closed and we will be analyzing the results and reporting on our findings. 



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