Scent Research in Retail

A study by Dr. Anja Stöhr from University of Paderborn (thats in Germany) seems to suggest a strong correlation between the use of ‘aroma’ and a positive retail experience for both shopper and retailer.

The study concludes with the following data.
The use of scent within the retail environment lead to:
– a 15.9% increase in dwell time within the retail environment
– a 14.8% increase in desire to shop
– a 6.0% increase in turnover

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