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Walgreens Upmarket Fro-yo Update: The Froyo Machines Have Been Removed

Walgreens launched its first new flagship store in its hometown of Chicago back in January 2012. The flagship store featured the Upmarket Café area with coffee, juices, sandwiches, sushi, and self-serve frozen yogurt. It was the model for other flagship stores to come. The first Walgreens flagship location on the West Coast was the Los… Read more »

IFYA Invites Froyo Fans to Dream Up Far-Out Froyo Flavors in a New Contest

The International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) launches a new contest today, the Far-Out Froyo Flavors contest. Frozen yogurt fans are invited to share their most creative and appealing frozen yogurt flavor ideas on Instagram. Flavor ideas are being accepted on Instagram (IG: @intlfroyoassn), #faroutfroyoflavors, from now until midnight, July 18, 2017 or by emailing the… Read more »

Iconic Old School Froyo Shops in Northern California

Southern California may be the capital of frozen yogurt, but Northern California has its share of iconic, first wave frozen yogurt shops. These old school shops have been swirling for decades. Here’s a quick snapshot of these iconic frozen yogurt shops. Woody’s Yogurt Place (802 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, CA 94941) has moved a few… Read more »

Yogurtland to Offer Rare Madagascar Vanilla Frozen Yogurt For One Week

Vanilla fans and Yogurtland fans, Yogurtland has a special treat for you. Handcrafted by Yogurtland’s flavorologists, Yogurtland’s new Rare Madagascar Vanilla combines pure Bourbon vanilla extracted from choice Madagascar vanilla beans and California milk. It’s a flavor you’ll find only at Yogurtland and for a very limited time, from June 26 – July 1, or while… Read more »

New, Bigger Discount on California Workers’ Compensation Insurance for IFYA Members

We are very pleased to announce that our workers’ compensation insurance partner, Preferred Connect Insurance Center, has lowered the discounted group rate for IFYA members, from 15% to 25%. This means that yogurt shops in California are saving up to 25% on their workers’ compensation insurance by switching to Preferred Connect. Preferred Connect’s special group… Read more »

Iconic Old School Froyo Shops in Southern California

This post is dedicated to the first wave frozen yogurt shops in California. These shops are truly old school. They serve the frozen yogurt to customers, rather than allowing for self-serve. And they have a thing for low carb frozen yogurt. Several large froyo chains emerged in Southern California, during the first wave of frozen yogurt…. Read more »

Reliant Foodservice 2017 Product Expo Recap

Reliant Foodservice held its annual product show at the Anaheim Hilton on June 3, 2017. Based in Temecula, CA, Reliant Foodservice is a leading distributor of products for the frozen yogurt, juice and smoothie and specialty coffee retailers in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Expo featured vendors with new and established products carried by Reliant…. Read more »

Summer Tastes & Experiences Inspire Yogurtland’s Summer Joy Promotion

Yogurtland’s summer promotion, Joy, features five new delicious scratch-made flavors. These original handcrafted ​flavors – Home Grown Watermelon Sorbet, Sun Kissed Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet n’ Smooth Peaches and Cream Gelato, Larger than Life Mud Pie, and Picnic Favorite Apricot Mango Tart explore the tastes of all your picnic favorites and are scratch-made at Yogurtland’s own dairy. The… Read more »

Froyo Gives Back to Worthy Causes, 2017 Edition

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Month! This is the time of year that we like to take the time to recognize froyo shops that give back to the community and worthy causes. We know that frozen yogurt shops large and small have given back to their communities, by sponsoring kid’s sports teams, holding fundraisers, treating veterans,… Read more »

Froyo Delivery Services Compared

Back in 2015, GrubHub, the leading food delivery service, looked at their actual ordering data. The data revealed that frozen yogurt was the #1 most commonly ordered food by college students. Waffle fries came in second. Sure, people like to create their own cups of froyo but sometimes they just want froyo on demand, especially… Read more »