Adam & Eve Doubles Retail Franchise Locations

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — The number of Adam & Eve franchise stores in the U.S. has doubled in the past two years, according to the company's retail division.

Launched in 1999 as a small group of corporate-owned outlets, the Adam & Eve retail chain has grown through franchising to 27 locations in nine different states.

"Adam & Eve started in 1969 as a condoms-by-mail service. From there, president Phil Harvey's entrepreneurial spirit created the multi-million dollar adult empire that Adam & Eve [has become]," said Adam & Eve retail division general manager Jason Hoke. "We are pleased to provide this unique franchising opportunity to similar visionaries today."

According to Hoke, the company has brokered agreements for 70 more stores.

"We plan to open an additional 12 stores in 2008," he said. "I'd like to see 50 stores open by the end of 2009. Plenty of quality territories are yet available. Prime markets such as Los Angeles and New York City are sill open for the right franchisee."

Those interested in learning more about opening an Adam & Eve franchise store are encouraged to visit, and for additional details, contact Adam & Eve director of public relations Katy Zvolerin at (919) 644-8100 ext. 3121 or [email protected].