Reflecting the best in the adult storefront sector, the nominees for the 7th Annual STOREROTICA Awards have been selected. Winners will be announced at an industry gala on evening of Sunday, July 14, during the semi-annual ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California. 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 semi-annual ANME Founders Show will once again feature the top brands in the adult toy and novelty industry. Hosting the awards this year will be author Dr. Sadie Allison, founder of Tickle Kitty Inc.
Recognizing excellence in the adult retail community, the STOREROTICA Awards laud those in both the brick and mortar storefront, distributing and manufacturing levels. The 10 categories honored this year include, “Novelty Company of the Year,” “Distributor of the Year”, “Fetish Company of the Year” and “Retailer of the Year” (chain locations), among others. This year’s ballot was finalized after a process involving the pre-nomination website, while also gathering input from select industry experts and suggestions by the STOREROTICA staff.
Host Sadie 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 book, “Tickle My Tush.” Each has won the coveted Independent Publisher’s Best Sexuality Book Award (IPPY) and together have sold more than two million copies. Allison is a regular guest on TV and radio, including “Tyra,” “BetterTV,” “Discovery Health” and “Dr. Drew’s Loveline.” She’s a sought-after speaker and is regularly quoted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Health, 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.”
“Presenting at such a distinguished event such as ANME not only helps reflect the totality of our industry, but also celebrates the continual innovation and camaraderie found within,” adds STOREROTICA’s Kristofer Kay.
Wet is Nominated in two categories:
Lubricant Company of the Year
- Empowered Products
- ID Lube
- Intimate Organics
- Nature Labs
- System Jo
- Swiss Navy
Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
- Adventure Industries (Prolifta)
- Doc Johnson (Good Head)
- Dude Lube (Ride Rock Delay Spray)
- KY (KY Intense)
- MD Science (Max)
- Raw Nation (Hot Rocks)
- Sensuva (On Libido)
- Sliquid (O Gel)
- Wet (wOw)
Founded by Michael Trigg in1989, Trigg Laboratories, Inc. manufactures premium sexual wellness and consumer healthcare products at its 52,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Valencia, CA. As the parent company of Wet® International, Inc., an international leader in personal lubricants, aromatherapy massage oils and intimacy products, Trigg Laboratories develops, formulates and packages all of Wet’s 80+ products onsite. Tested to comply with stringent FDA Medical Device regulations, all formulas are developed to ensure exceptional purity, consistency and comfort levels. Currently available in 62 countries, Wet® is sold by adult specialty boutiques as well as food, drug, mass merchandise retail, including most major U.S. drugstore chains.