A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.
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This Is Why Stores Ask for Your Phone Number at the Checkout

Here's why stores ask for personal information like your phone number or email—and what you can do about it.