Leading adult retail trade publication will again present Annual STOREROTICA Awards at the ANME Founders Show on July 15, 2013; Awards event hosted by Dr. Sadie Allison.
For the third straight year, STOREROTICA Magazine, the leading, national trade publication for the owners and operators of adult retail stores and lingerie boutiques, has partnered with the producers of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) as event host for the 2013 STOREROTICA Awards Show. Held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport on July 13-15, the annual ANME Founders Show will once again feature the top brands in the adult toy and novelty industry. In addition to the awards gala being held on the evening of July 15th, STOREROTICA will be providing press coverage for adult retail store owners and buyers. Set to host the SE awards this year is author Dr. Sadie Allison, founder of Tickle Kitty, Inc.
“No other convention represents pleasure products better than the ANME Founders Show,” says Kristofer Kay, Editor of STOREROTICA. “Since buyers and vendors rarely get the chance to congregate like they do here, the STOREROTICA Awards once again strengthens this bond by honoring those who represent the best in the industry. Presenting at such a distinguished event such as ANME not only helps reflect the totality our industry, but also celebrates the continual innovation and camaraderie found within.”
Recognizing excellence in the adult retail community, the STOREROTICA Awards lauds those in both the brick and mortar storefront, distributing and manufacturing levels. This year, 10 categories will be honored, including “Novelty Company of the Year,” “Distributor of the Year”, “Hot Product of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” (chain locations), among others. The pre-nominating site is currently open to industry professionals. The Final STOREROTICA Awards Ballot will be featured online only beginning in May.
Allison is author and publisher of the popular line of fun, informative, how-to sex-help books available to adult retailers. Her best-selling books include “Tickle His Pickle,” “TOYGASMS!” “Ride ‘Em Cowgirl!,” “Tickle Your Fancy” and her newest, “Tickle My Tush.” Each has won the coveted Independent Publisher’s Best Sexuality Book Award (IPPY), and together they’ve sold more than two million copies. Allison is a regular guest on TV and radio, including Tyra, BetterTV, E!, Discovery Health and Dr. Drew’s Loveline. She’s a sought-after speaker and is regularly quoted in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Redbook and Men’s Health, as well as WebMD and iVillage.com.
“I’m very excited to be hosting this year’s STOREROTICA Awards,” says Allison. “Celebrating those who continue to make this industry extraordinary is a unique opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to this special evening.”
The 2013 STOREROTICA Award categories:
Novelty Company of the Year
Boutique Brand of the Year
Distributor of the Year
“Hot Product” of the Year
(product featured in SE’s Hot Products section from April 2012-April 2013)
Fetish Company of the Year
Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
Lubricant Company of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Retailer of the Year — Chain
To vote, please visit www.storeroticaawards.com. Those looking to either attend or exhibit at ANME are encouraged to visit their website, www.anmefounders.com. For more information on STOREROTICA Magazine, please log on towww.STOREROTICA.com.
For more information on Sadie Allison and her company, TIckle Kitty please visit www.ticklekitty.com