Executive dialogue: Global distribution industry response to COVID and outlook beyond the pandemic

The last year has tested the resilience of distributors across the globe. As the industry resets for growth in the new normal, we are sitting down with industry executives to learn from their actions to weather the pandemic and explore their priorities as the sector moves forward: “what current shifts is the industry seeing”, “what is the role of digital and analytics”, “how much does scale still matter” and “how are leaders preparing their organizations for the opportunities and challenges ahead”. Our panelists will share their experiences navigating COVID and shed light on the broader implications as the sector moves ahead.

Join our virtual webcast (lasting 1 hour):

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am ET / 8:00 am CT / 2:00 pm London time

To register: Kindly click the link to the right

If you have any questions regarding this briefing, please feel free to reach out to Global_Distribution_Briefing@mckinsey.com.


  • Steve Baruch, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of MSC Industrial Supply
  • Nick Roberts, Chief Executive Officer at Travis Perkins
  • Steve Reis, Senior Partner and leader of McKinsey’s Distribution Practice

The session will be facilitated by Tanuja Randery and Alex Abdelnour, Partners and distribution practice leaders at McKinsey.