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WIA Profile: Debra Peterson

WIA Profile: Debra Peterson
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Fair... More »

Old School Meets New in Gay Adult Retail

Old School Meets New in Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, ... More »

Gay Adult Retail

Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, gi... More »

Mom & Pop Retailers Face the Economy

Mom & Pop Retailers Face the Economy
The economic fallout extends in the U.S. adult industry from the largest production companies to the smallest mom and pop retail operations. XBIZ spoke to small retailers across the country to see how they are dealing with the economic situation: Are they making changes in inventory, what kind of ad... More »

Training: A Necessary Ingredient in Your Secret Sauce

Training: A Necessary Ingredient in Your Secret Sauce
Developing training programs in any organization can be expensive. When done incorrectly it can mean great losses for the company. Common mistakes made in the implementation of training programs are often the reluctance by executives to invest in training and development of staff for the fear o... More »

Getting My Product on the Shelves

Getting My Product on the Shelves
Getting a product from idea, through design, to patent and to market is a daunting task, especially for a first-timer, and it took me six years to do it,” said Dawn Tulman, president of discreet storage developer ToiBocks. Tulman fashioned a jewelry box with a hidden compartment in the bottom... More »

Eric Cantor: Pro Small Business? Not.

Eric Cantor: Pro Small Business? Not.
Recently, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed that President Obama's economic stimulus plan has not worked because it doesn't encourage job creation by small business. What a joke and what a boldface liar. Cantor doesn't care about the common man or small business, even in his home di... More »

Inside the Head of an Adult Store Buyer

Inside the Head of an Adult Store Buyer
Being responsible for stocking a store with the newest, latest and greatest products balanced with the tried and true best sellers is not an easy task, especially with the glut of product on the market today. Retail chains alter their inventories constantly to keep up with customer demand, and it’... More »

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell

In the Director's Chair: Eddie Powell
Eddie Powell is a good listener. It's a good trait to possess when you're an adult film director because, as the best salesmen all know, people will tell you all about themselves — how to please them, manage them, understand them — if you let them do so and appear interested. Powell more than... More »

Coming Together

Coming Together
It’s said that from acorns mighty oaks grow. Similarly, from small ideas, big results can be achieved. Such is the case for the Adult Merchant Exchange, a peer group for retailers, wholesalers and adult studios that has expanded and grown since its inception in 2007. What began as a small group co... More »

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