Industry Influencer Panel

What is the panel?

Our one-of-a-kind Industry Influencer Panel is an online foodservice community formed in 2001 that is dedicated to facilitating networking and engagement with other industry players. It provides leaders in the foodservice industry with a forum for sharing their knowledge and ideas with peers and leading manufacturers. As valued members of this community, members are rewarded for their participation.


How do I access surveys?

Surveys can be accessed through the “Available Surveys” tab on the Industry Influencer Panel or via an invitation sent to your email inbox.

How long does it take to complete a survey?

If you qualify to complete the survey, the length of time required to complete it can range from five minutes to 20 minutes. The estimated time will be provided at the start of the survey.

I have answered several questions, but I did not qualify for the entire survey. Why?

Some surveys are designed to reach a very specific audience. Screener questions are used to qualify respondents. For some surveys, respondents may be qualified by answering one question but, in some surveys, you may need to answer five to 10 questions to determine if you qualify.

What kind of surveys will I be given?

Surveys are created by Technomic for the purpose of obtaining valuable insights from influencers like you who can help shape and inform the foodservice industry.

What do I do if I have technical difficulties with a survey?

If you encounter a technical problem with a survey wait a while, then try again later, the problem should go away on its own. If you are still seeing an error after waiting a while, please report it to us here.

How many points will I earn for my participation?

Most surveys are worth five to 20 points, depending on the length and time required to complete. On occasion, special surveys may be awarded with higher rewards points.

Quick Polls

What are quick polls?

Quick polls are single questions that panel members can respond to and see statistics updated in real time. Topics continually change to provide operators with ongoing opportunities to chime in on important industry matters.

Discussions Forum

What is the discussion forum?

Discussion forums are online bulletin boards that allow operators to engage in a dialogue with their peers on industry trends and issues. A topic will be presented to community members who can see and respond to other members once they answer the question.

Refer a member

How do I refer a member to join the Industry Influencer Panel?

Select “Refer a Member” from the top toolbar and enter their email address to share the registration link. You should ensure that your peer has given their permission to share their email address with us before doing so. We will then send your peer a one-time email inviting them to visit our site.

How many points will I earn for inviting a friend?

For every new eligible member that you refer, you will receive 10 points once your peer completes their registration to join the Industry Influencer Panel.

Rewards points

What are reward points?

Rewards for completing surveys are received in the form of points that are redeemable for a variety of products, from Technomic-driven industry newsletters and reports to electronic gift cards. Points are also rewarded for simple acts like joining the panel or referring industry peers to join.

How can I redeem my reward points?

When you register for the Industry Influencer Panel, you will receive five points. Once you have earned at least 25 points, you may redeem your points for rewards, such as electronic gift cards for Amazon or industry publications.

How do I redeem gift certificates?

To redeem your gift certificate, follow these steps:

1. Visit

2. Add items to your Shopping Cart and click the "Proceed to Checkout" button

3. When prompted to select a payment method, enter your gift certificate claim code in the field provided on the order form.

4. You must pay for any remaining balance on your order with a credit card.

If you have questions about redeeming your gift certificate, please visit

My profile

How can I change my email address and password?

Select “My Account” from the top toolbar. Update your profile information with your new email address and/or password and click submit.

How can I cancel my account?

At the bottom of the page you will see a link to unsubscribe. By clicking on this link, you will completely cancel your account. Please note that the final termination of your account may take up to one week, during which time you may still receive emails from Industry Influencer Panel. Before you cancel your account, make sure you redeem your outstanding reward points. Once you cancel your account, you will no longer have access to the Redeem page.