Grocery shoppers buy more food when the music is slower

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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


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



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).

Listen, and dance to it…

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

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