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Beth Ann Smith Steers Williams Trading Co. to Success

Beth Ann Smith Steers Williams Trading Co. to Success
When your business is keeping the retail market fresh by distributing top sex toys to retailers nationwide, a dedicated leader that keeps the team organized and focused is vital in keeping business thriving. For more than 35 years, Williams Trading Co. has been distributing adult goods throughout t... More »

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement
At the City Administrator’s office this morning, the Working Group on the City of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Ordinance met to review a report on enforcement strategy for condom ordinance on adult sets. The meeting was started and it was announced that the W... More »

Standard Innovation Corporation Is on a Trajectory for Expansion

Standard Innovation Corporation Is on a Trajectory for Expansion
When Standard Innovation Corporation’s founders Bruce and Melody Murison tapped veteran CEO Danny Oscada to become the company’s chairman and CEO in December 2010, Oscada saw a “tremendous opportunity to shape the future of the sexual wellness industry” and abandoned his reti... More »

ASACP - Fighting The Good Fight And Getting Results

ASACP - Fighting The Good Fight And Getting Results
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has long valued its close working relationships with global law enforcement agencies and the mutual benefit that these channels nurture. Additionally, maintaining ties with legislators ensures that all decision makers are aware of the cult... More »

Heeldo Hits the Market

Heeldo Hits the Market
“Wouldn’t it be cool if you could fuck yourself with your foot?’ That was the birth of Heeldo,” co-founder Joe Wilson told XBIZ. The query came from Wilson’s business partner, Heeldo cofounder Drew Conner. “I knew he was on to something since there was nothing l... More »

Would You Like Lube With That?

Would You Like Lube With That?
In San Diego, the F Street chain of adult stores has had a longstanding policy: “There is no sale of an adult product to which you cannot add lube.” Retailers who keep that in mind can increase their sales of lube by increasing the visibility of lube products and merchandising them as an... More »

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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. How did you get into the business? In 1997 I ... More »

New Sensations - Sexual Enhancers Evolve for Diverse Consumption

New Sensations - Sexual Enhancers Evolve for Diverse Consumption
Sexual enhancers are going beyond their standard form to take on various new markets. A range of pills, lotions and potions have hit the scene promising all sorts of pleasure boosts. Bundles of Fun Bundled products not only deliver value at the checkout counter but also a bonding experience for co... More »

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification
Ushered in by the evolving landscape of adult retail, smoking accessories are emerging as a category that is attracting a new crop of young adult males that may otherwise be too ashamed to shop at the local adult store. Phallix Glass founder Rick Plank told XBIZ that while his company started out m... More »

Get Better Support

Get Better Support
When it comes to getting good service, how we approach things makes all the difference. By using five simple tips you might find that other people actually seem to want to help you! Tip No. 1) Be calm. Put your feelings aside. It’s much easier for service reps and support techs to solve ... More »

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