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Our Newest IFYA Expert, Jason Rhoades, Regional Territory Manager, YoCream

We’re thrilled to welcome our newest IFYA expert, Jason Rhoades. As an IFYA expert, Jason is a resource for IFYA members. About Jason Rhoades Jason Rhoades is a Regional Territory Manager for Dannon Foodservice representing YoCream Frozen Yogurt.  Jason has many years of experience in the frozen yogurt business.  He started with Southwest Traders Distribution Company… Read more »

Orange Leaf Completes World’s First Froyo Drone Delivery

No matter how you feel about drones, you have to acknowledge that they are useful since they can deliver froyo. Recently, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt completed the world’s first froyo drone delivery in Holland, Michigan. The following story was contributed by Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT CELEBRATES WORLD’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL FROZEN YOGURT… Read more »

Fall/Halloween Ideas for Your Froyo Shop

Froyo shops can easily capture the excitement of the fall season and Halloween. Here are some simple ideas to show your shop’s spooktacular spirit: Bring in fall froyo flavors and think up fall names. Be sure to make cute themed flavor cards with pictures. Also, you can even have a naming contest to get your customers involved…. Read more »

Social Media Advice for Froyo Shops: Keeping Your Audience Engaged

We’re continuing our series of blog posts on social media and frozen yogurt shops. In our last post, we recommended that frozen yogurt shops have accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Opening the accounts is the easy part; the next challenge is to gain a following and keep your audience engaged. This usually takes time… Read more »

Social Media Platforms Froyo Shops Should Be Using

Back in March, we wrote a post lamenting social media usage by frozen yogurt shops called Social Media & Froyo Shops. We’re back with practical advice on how frozen yogurt shops should use social media to connect with their customers and community. Frozen yogurt shops, think about your customers. Do you think many of them… Read more »

A Look at Frozen Yogurt in Norway

History of Froyo in Norway Softis, aka soft serve ice cream, was popular in Norway long before the rise of frozen yogurt. You could find softis at convenience stores like 7-Eleven and gas stations, along with toppings like candy, nuts, and sprinkles. Softis evoked memories of the carefree summer days of childhood. Frozen yogurt, aka… Read more »

Aurel Soft Serve Equipment Available Now: Introductory Offer for IFYA Members

Aurel LLC (Sanford, FL) has employed the former Argosy engineering team led by Bill Black earlier this year and opened its manufacturing facility in Sanford, FL on August 1st. Aurel is focused on developing cutting-edge technology for the soft-serve industry. New Aurel machines and parts for existing Argosy machines are available and ready to ship…. Read more »

Yogurtland Teams up with Children’s Miracle Network to Support Kids And Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

America’s Favorite Frozen Yogurt Destination Will Hold Fundraiser for Children’s Hospitals Across the Country  (IRVINE, CA) Sept. 6, 2016 – Founded in 2006, Yogurtland, the popular self-serve frozen yogurt pioneer, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by supporting kids and families across the country. Together with its fans, Yogurtland will be raising funds for children’s hospitals… Read more »

Limited Time Discount on Color Changing Halloween Spoons and Straws from

Impress your customers with your Halloween spirit this year, with Spook-tacular Halloween Color Changing Spoons and Halloween Color Changing Straws from These fun orange spoons turn spooky black while you’re eating your frozen yogurt. Our MAGIC Color Changing™ straws change color when they touch ice-cold beverages such as smoothies, root beer floats, milkshakes, or any other… Read more »

2016 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Recap

 We’re back from the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, sponsored by the California Restaurant Association. This three day event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 27-29. It’s filled with educational seminars, food demos and food samples. The event is open to trade and business members only with an expected attendance of… Read more »