Pinkberry Opens First Location in Panama

Pinkberry frozen yogurt, a growing favorite in Latin America, partners with Royal Food Services to open its first store in Panama City, Panama at Costa del Este and plans a second store opening early spring 2015.

“We are thrilled to invite our community to taste the difference of Pinkberry’s quality and enjoy the light, refreshing flavors the brand is known for,” says Roshni Dinani, founder of Royal Food Services.

Pinkberry Raises Funds for Breast Cancer with Fall Special

Pinkberry has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) this fall to bring awareness and raise funds for its charitable initiative, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC). To support, Pinkberry will make a donation for every purchase of its new Apple Pie a la Mode, Pinkberry’s classic twist on warm apple pie layering real baked apples, cinnamon crumble, original frozen yogurt, and a drizzle of caramel.

Pinkberry Unveils Summer Flavors, Instagram Contest

Pinkberry has announced three summer flavors: S’mores, Watermelon Cooler, and Banana Split.  In addition, Pinkberry is asking frozen yogurt lovers to showcase their own summer creations via Pinkberry’s “My Summer Obsession” Instagram contest that will launch on June 21st, the first day of summer, for a chance to win prizes.

The flavors are:

S’mores: marshmallow crème, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and graham crackers atop chocolate hazelnut frozen yogurt

Talk of the Town

While it’s become standard practice for corporate brands to engage consumers through channels such as Facebook and Twitter, location-specific marketing could be the new wave of social media. Increasingly, quick-service brands are targeting consumers in individual markets across the U.S.

“It’s really messy [for a brand] to set up [social media pages] regardless of if they intended to start localized social or not,” says Erica McClenny, senior vice president of product management at social software firm Expion.

Smooth Transition

Whether or not consumers are flocking to the better-for-you items they’re demanding from quick-serve restaurants is up for debate, but there’s really no argument about yogurt’s success. The dairy product’s growth is hard to ignore; according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, yogurt production doubled between 2002 and 2012 to meet demand.

What Women Want

Meet Jane. At 38-and-a-half years old, Jane is a married mother of two and the breadwinner in her family. Statistically, she represents the average age and has the average number of children born to an American woman, according to the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook. She’s among a growing female population that serves as the primary source of income for households with children under 18—a population that has grown from 11 percent in 1960 to 40 percent today, according to Pew Research’s Breadwinner Moms report based on the most recent census.

Pinkberry Hits Sweet Spot with Maria Sharapova Partnership

Pinkberry frozen yogurt with Sugarpova Mini Smitten candy topping. Pinkberry

Coming soon to Pinkberry locations nationwide: Maria Sharapova’s exclusive line of high-end gummy candies will be available at the frozen-yogurt chain’s topping bar and for in-store retail. Sugarpova, launched by the tennis star in 2013, will be the first independent brand featured and marketed in Pinkberry stores in this capacity.