The McKinsey Week in Charts

Diagnosis? Stalled growth

Creating value in medtech has become a challenge, particularly for large diversified companies. As an example, the top 30 cross-category companies in the industry have underperformed the S&P over one-, three-, and five-year periods.


To read the article, see “Accelerating growth in medtech: The next surge in portfolio moves,” May 10, 2022.


Millennials go organic

During the pandemic consumers increasingly sought healthier food, particularly millennials. According to a McKinsey survey, this segment is especially interested in enriched and organic foods, relative to Gen Z, Gen X, and boomers.

To read the article, see “How to stay cool as competition heats up in ice cream and yogurt,” May 13, 2022.


All in

In 2021, many top petrochemical players made emissions reduction goals and announced investments in advanced recycling projects. These public commitments have led to action, with announced activities and investments in asset-efficiency optimization; process setup change; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; electrification; and hydrogen.

To read the article, see “Petrochemicals 2021: Regional fortunes and growing sustainability,” April 29, 2022.


Customer service without the call

Digital interactions are ubiquitous, and industrial-service organizations haven’t dodged this trend. In a McKinsey survey of 600 executives, more than three-fourths of respondents noted that their organisations have scaled up or fully deployed remote-first, contactless service options.


To read the article, see “Prepare now for the future of industrial services,” May 9, 2022.


Power forward

The transition to a lower-carbon energy system will accelerate in the coming decades. As that happens, the energy mix could shift rapidly toward electricity and hydrogen, which together could represent 32 percent of global energy by 2035 and 50 % by 2050.

To read the report, see “Global Energy Perspective 2022,” April 26, 2022.