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February 14, 2013

Mrs Palm appeals for help with ‘intrusive’ CCTV condition

The owners of Mrs Palm, the licensed store in Truro, Cornwall, are appealing for help and advice from other licensed store owners in combating the latest condition Cornwall Council is attempting to impose upon the business. The council is now saying that Mrs Palm is required to install ‘very intrusive’ CCTV to record and retain for not less [...]
September 28, 2010

Viagra – every little helps

It’s become perhaps one of the most common subject headers for spam emails and now it’s coming to a supermarket near you – ‘cut-price Viagra’ was due to go on sale in 300 branches of supermarket chain Tesco at the end of September. The price was expected to be £52 for eight tablets.
February 12, 2015

B&Q admits leaked FSoG memo was a PR stunt

ETO doffs its cap to DIY chain B&Q, which has now revealed that its much-leaked internal memo – warning staff to “be prepared” for an influx of new customers following the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey film – was just a PR stunt. The memo said that store managers should ensure they had sufficient [...]
February 10, 2015

Has Fifty Shades fever spread to B&Q?

Adult retailers are not the only ones expecting a surge in demand to follow the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. The UK’s leading DIY chain, B&Q, has reportedly forewarned its staff that rope, cable ties and duct tape may be bought in large numbers by customers outside of the store’s usual demographic. The [...]
February 9, 2015

March 5th is Erotic World Book Day

Erotic author [and, we’re proud to say, ETO columnist] Emily Dubberley is one of the driving forces behind a new event, Erotic World Book Day, which will be staged on March 5th 2015. The day will be celebrated with a Facebook party, giveaways and competitions, and the organisers would like adult retailers to get onboard [...]
February 5, 2015

Hot Octopuss launches new Pulse II range

Hot Octopuss has announced that it is launching its Pulse II collection this month. Pulse, its original product, became known as the ‘guybrator’ in media circles and picked up a number of awards, including Best New Male Product at the 2014 ETO Awards. The new collection consists of two products – Pulse II Sole and Pulse [...]
December 11, 2014

Now Kevco takes Baci into Europe

Further to last month’s announcement that Kevco Wholesale was expanding into Europe with Seven ‘til Midnight, the Carlisle-based lingerie distributor has revealed that it is also now selling Baci Lingerie into new territories. The firm will begin with Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – but it also sees France and Germany as [...]
December 10, 2014

Latest issue available to read online now

The December/New Year issue of ETO is available to read online now and in it we look back at 2014 and, more importantly, forward to 2015 and the release of the Fifty Shades movie. Retailers and distributors share their Valentine’s Day expectations with us and we also provide a pretty useful guide to other potentially [...]
December 3, 2014

Online pharmacy celebrates “20 years ago today”

Bury-based Medical Specialists Pharmacy, a ‘one stop online pharmacy and doctors’ has been channelling the spirit of The Beatles as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Managing director David Bailey said: “Being a massive Beatles fan, as soon as I realised that we were 20 years old, that famous phrase – ‘it was 20 years ago [...]