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Is this the end of piped music?


Marks and Spencer has announced that it has stopped the playing of music in its stores with effect from 1 June.

Pipedown, the anti-piped music campaigners have claimed this as a victory.

They claim that most customers and staff dislike the incessant assault on their senses which can be distracting for people hard of hearing or with tinnitus.

On the other hand there is research which shows that music can make food taste better and encourage customers to buy certain products and help patients recover more quickly.

So is this a victory for common sense or just a good PR move at a time when M&S are keen to cut costs and improve their market standing?Slide1


Author: mikethepsych

He says he's a psychologist but aren't we all?

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