THAT SUPERMARKET SOUND
Ever wondered about the mix of Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, ’80s hits, and country ballads being piped through your grocery store’s speakers? Well, there could be a reason why the cereal aisle is rocking out to “Shake It Off”: Shoppers can be influenced to spend more money or make more unplanned purchases when stores play certain music. On the other hand, science shows that listening to happy beats gets your creative juices flowing. So those musically inspired impulse buys could lead to more inventive meals. We call that a win-win for you and your supermarket.