International Frozen Yogurt Association

Dear frozen yogurt enthusiast,

Happy New Year! We look forward to another year of serving the froyo community, including bringing you important froyo news. We spent December looking back at 2017 and we're spending January 2018 looking ahead to 2018 and updating the website's resources. For example, we updated the list of froyo open houses and trade shows.

We need your help improving the usefulness of our online supplier directory. Please take the time to share your experiences with the vendors you’ve used by writing an online review. Any registered user of the IFYA can write a review or add a supplier listing. Vendors are provided a listing free of charge, with the option of creating an enhanced listing for greater visibility.

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

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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 


IFYA’s Goals for 2018: We’d like to start this year by sharing some of the suggestions we received from the froyo shop owners. We’d also like to discuss what we can do to adopt the suggestions. Read more:

2018 Froyo Flavor Forecast: In this flavor forecast, we look at emerging flavor trends. Many of these trends continue to be driven by millennials’ taste for the exotic, complex, and unusual flavors. Read more:

2018 Froyo Open Houses and Trade Shows: We’ve just updated the list of open houses and trade shows for 2018. You can find the updated list on the IFYA website, in the Froyo Resources section. 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.

• January 18, 2018: Carpigiani Launches Compact Ice Cream Makers

• January 16, 2018: Make Gelato Instantly at Home with This Miraculous New Machine (Solo Gelato)

• January 16, 2018: Castanea Invests in Yasso

• January 15, 2018: Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Announces Strategic Partnership with Leading Producer Dannon YoCream for Reis & Irvy's Frozen Yogurt Robots

• January 12, 2018: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., Reports First Nine Months of Fiscal 2018 Operating Results

• January 10, 2018: Generation Next Franchise Brands Completes Q2 of Fiscal 2018 with Approximately $6.6 Million in Bookings, Representing 25 Newly Appointed Reis & Irvy Franchisees

• January 5, 2018: Pinkberry Rings in the New Year with New Pinkbee's Chocolate

• January 5, 2018: In Ice Cream War, Upstarts (Yasso) Grab Freezer Space from Ben & Jerry's

• January 2, 2018: Hormel Foods Teams Up With Menchie's Frozen Yogurt to Launch Limited Edition Frozen Yogurt Flavor Featuring SKIPPY Peanut Butter


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


Coverage of International/National Frozen Yogurt Day 2018: We will have several posts about the biggest frozen yogurt day of the year.




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