How Adult Retailers Can Provide Empowerment in a Pussy Power World

March. Most of us know it as the month where we can take a sigh of relief. Valentine’s Day is over, the holiday chaos dissipates, and we have a moment to breathe freely without panic that we ran out of the heart-shaped butt plugs. – Opinion

Williams Trading University’s ‘Retailer’s Guide to COVID-19’ Now on YouTube

Originally posted on Williams Trading University, Williams Trading Co. has uploaded a condensed version of its COVID-19: A Retailer’s Guide e-Learning module on YouTube for all wholesale adult retailers. – Pleasure & Retail

Williams Trading Releases COVID-19 Retailers Guide

Williams Trading University (WTU) has created a course module on best practices in the retail environment to keep both employees and consumers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. – Pleasure & Retail

Lovehoney Preps Retailers for Valentine’s Day Last-Minute Shoppers

The Lovehoney team is sharing its tips for engaging last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers in the days leading up to the romantic holiday. – Pleasure & Retail

Xgen Launches New Resource Site for Retailers, Distributors

Xgen Products launched a new resource site this week for their retailers and distributors. The B2B portal offers catalogs, flyers, logos and other resources for the company and their associated brands. – Pleasure & Retail

How Do Retailers Benefit From Distributor Partnerships?

When it comes to success within adult retail, distributors can be powerful allies, but not everyone understands the true value of working with a distribution partner. – Opinion

Changing Who We Are as Retailers While Navigating CBD

Most of us know that CBD is showing up everywhere. It populates shelves in smoke shops, health food stores; national chains such as GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Walgreens, CVS, vape stores, “CBD-only” shops, independent drug stores and yes, … adult stores. – Opinion

A Retailer’s Guide to Purchasing Lingerie

If you are in the business of selling adult products, whether as a retailer or distributor, having a robust lingerie selection is vital. – Opinion

Could Adult Retailers Be Key to Mainstreaming CBD Products?

I remember, years ago, my first adult home party. My friends and I all got together, drank wine, and giggled together, as this woman came in and talked to all of us about her bag of goodies. – Opinion

Williams Trading University Offering New Cloud 9 E-Course for Retailers

Williams Trading University has announced a new e-learning course for retailers in support of the newly launched Cloud 9 Novelties Pleasure Pocket Stroker product line. – Pleasure & Retail

Eldorado Encourages Retailers to Celebrate International Fetish Day

Eldorado Trading Company is urging retailers who serve the BDSM and fetish community to celebrate International Fetish Day on Jan. 18 with a store display promoting popular fetish and BDSM products. – Pleasure & Retail

Post-Showroom, Retailers Reappraise Hedi Slimane’s Celine Debut

PARIS — Now that the social media furor has died down and order books have been filled, what did retailers really think of Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Celine?
Reached directly after the show, which took place on Sept. 28, buyers were largely positive in their assessments — with some exceptions and caveats. Indeed, some major stores declined to comment for fear of reprisals, while others reserved full judgment until they saw what was in the showroom.
In the run-up to the first Slimane-designed handbags arriving in stores today, retailers reappraised the commercial potential of the collection, including the vast range of bags, shoes and accessories that he presented in the showroom. And while some are still mourning the era of Phoebe Philo — and others pointed to a risk of overlap with his former label, Saint Laurent — the majority are confident that the Slimane era will spell sales growth.
“I personally loved Celine,” said Jeffrey Kalinsky, designer fashion director at Nordstrom. “When I’m in a showroom and love something, I get manically overstimulated. I get kind of a rush. That happened in the way that I felt with every fiber of my being that this would be a great thing for us.”

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5 Tips for Retailers to Boost Sales, Stay Ahead of Competition

Online stores are becoming larger and more prevalent, threatening the bottom-line for many retailers. What can help pleasure product retailers — both online and in brick-and-mortar stores — shift their methods to increase sales and significance? Here are a few tips I’d like to share. – Opinion

4 Tips for Retailers to Heat Up Summer Sales

Ah, summer. The weather starts to heat up and the kids are out of school and pleading to be entertained. This normally makes summer a relatively slow season for retailers. – Opinion

Hot Octopuss’ April Lampert Offers Retailers Recipe for Success

April Lampert, Hot Octopuss’ global head of sales, delivered a rousing presentation today to a room full of Adam & Eve franchise store owners and operators. – Pleasure & Retail

U.K. Shoppers Shun Brick-and-Mortar Retailers on Boxing Day

LONDON — Selfridges and Harrods may have seen record numbers of shoppers gathering outside their stores ahead of the annual Boxing Day sales on Dec. 26, but many British brick-and-mortar retailers suffered on the first day of the post-Christmas sales season, due partly to the impact of Black Friday.
According to Springboard, which gathers footfall and consumer data, Britain’s High Street retailers witnessed “challenging trading” conditions on Dec. 26, with footfall decreasing 4.5 percent year-over-year. “This was one of the most challenging Boxing Days that brick-and-mortar stores have seen since Springboard first published Boxing Day activity in 2012,” the company said.
“This undoubtedly reflects the extent of discounting that has already occurred, particularly over Black Friday, and also the growth in online trade this year,” said Diane Wehrle, Insights Director at Springboard.
“In addition to this, Black Friday now rivals Boxing Day in terms of the volume of footfall generated and so its influence as a key trading day in the retail calendar has been diluted. The extent of discounting, together with the fact that stores still account for around 80 percent of total spend, and that activity in brick-and-mortar stores declined, suggests that sales will be lower this year on what was traditionally

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Lawyer in India Takes Retailers to Court for ‘Abetting Gay Sex’

An attorney in India has filed a criminal complaint against two retail websites that sell sex toys and novelties — and | Top Stories