This paper addresses the widely debated topic of âcross-national convergenceâ in consumer attitudes and behaviour with respect to global brands. The study is based on a survey of nationally representative samples of the adult population in France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and the United States. The first part is devoted to the analysis of purchases of twenty-four megabrands common to all four countries. The second part focuses on a large set of reasons for choosing a brand. Finally, the study provides several key managerial implications.