Grocery shoppers buy more food when the music is slower


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/24/grocery-shoppers-buy-more-food.html


#2

There was an episode of Arthur (yes, the kids show) a decade ago or so that focused on background music in stores and how it influenced behavior. Lemme see if I can dig up a link.

EDIT: I found a link to the Arthur wiki page for this episode


#3

Some thought should be spared for the people that have to work in that environment. The music in my store is driving me insane.


#4

Earbuds/headphones.


#5

I’d be interested to know how that compares to having no music. I can’t stand having to listen to shitty pop when I’m shopping (and I do feel for the staff, especially at Christmas).


#6

Listen, and dance to it…

Although approaching Christmas… even the Taliban have one or two points that aren’t all bad.


#7

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