International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

The long wait is over. We analyzed the results of the First National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner survey and shared our findings with those who completed the survey or shared the survey link and the IFYA Advisory Board.

Our overall impression was that our respondents were optimistic about the future of their business, though they were concerned about rising costs, finding and keeping good employees, and the seasonality of frozen yogurt demand.

The survey included questions such as how many hours a week do you spend managing the shop, what items does your shop sell (besides frozen yogurt), how well is your shop doing in terms of sales compared to this time last year, how satisfied are you with your decision to open your business, etc.

The full report is available for $150. To order the report or for more information, please contact us at info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com

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

Our Holiday Froyo Gift Guide is back, in time for the holidays. It includes the latest froyo gifts for everyone on your gift list.

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 

 

First National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey Results: Last September, we invited frozen yogurt shop owners in the United States to take an anonymous online survey about operational practices, shop and owner characteristics, supplier satisfaction, concerns, and shop performance. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/first-national-frozen-yogurt-shop-owner-survey-results/

IFYA’s 2017 Froyo Gift Guide: Looking for a gift for someone who loves frozen yogurt? We’ve put together our annual froyo gift guide for the froyo lovers on your list. Here are our top picks. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/ifyas-2017-froyo-gift-guide/

Yogurtland Offers $5 Ultimate Creation Cup on November 14: On Tuesday, November 14, Yogurtland fans will have an even greater reason to celebrate with Yogurtland’s $5 Ultimate Creation. Read more: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/yogurtland-offers-5-ultimate-creation-cup-november-14/

 

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.

 

• November 21, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Largest Reis & Irvy's Single-Franchise Agreement Since Launching in 2016

• November 15, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Reis & Irvy's Franchising Approval in California

• November 7, 2017: Peachwave Headquarters Move to Downtown Holland

• November 7, 2017: sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Hosts Spectacular Franchisee Convention

• November 7, 2017: Halo Top Is About to Launch Its First Brick and Mortar Scoop Shop

• November 3, 2017: Pinkberry Launches New Pecan Pie Holiday Flavor

• November 1, 2017: Reis & Irvy's Announces Two Discovery Days With an Open Invitation to Media, National Location Chains, Prospective Franchisees and Shareholders

• October 31, 2017: sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Launches Newest Mobile Truck in Fort Worth, Texas

• October 31, 2017: Tetra Pak Creates Dairy and Juice Packaging That Converts into Frozen Desserts

• October 30, 2017: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Reis & Irvy's Licensing Agreement Within Canada

 

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

 

End of the Year Articles: We will have several updates on the state of the frozen yogurt industry, including new frozen yogurt trucks in 2017, the froyo chain store count, new froyo flavors of 2017 and the year-end froyo news roundup.

 

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