Adam & Eve celebrates 50th anniversary of store founding

This year, marks 50 years since America’s largest erotic store network was founded. Adam & Eve has 100 physical stores in America and one each in Canada and Peru. In addition, the company boasts an online store that is popular with millions of customers around the world.

On a specially created page, the Company shared its history and various interesting facts related to 50 years of business:

We’ve shipped over 56 million orders… and counting! That’s an order for every other household in America!

We’ve sold 632,812 Gallons of Lubes & Oils. That’s enough lube to fill 21,094 bathtubs

We’ve Sold 22 million Dildos and Stimulators. If all those toys were laid out end to end, it would take 48,445 football fields to hold them all!

The Xbiz website reports that the company also released a statement to celebrate its 50th anniversary:

Adam & Eve founder Phil Harvey never intended to create America’s largest adult toy empire. What began as his master’s thesis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1969 — the selling of condoms by mail — quickly evolved into the nation’s number-one adult products company that is known today as Adam & Eve.

Today, Adam & Eve is the nation’s preeminent provider of pleasure products, with a broad range of sex-positive items, including sex toys, vibrators, lingerie, and, yes, condoms.

Serving 15 million customers through its award-winning website,, and catalog, the company goes to great lengths to assure customer satisfaction by performing regular quality assurance inspections, offering an unconditional money-back guarantee, answering customers’ questions, and shipping each order in discreet packaging. With more than 8,500 sex-positive products lining its warehouse shelves, customers can rely on Adam & Eve to have the product they want at a price they can afford.

PHE, Inc., the parent company of Adam & Eve, houses a staff of 339 at the North Carolina headquarters and a large number of employees own stock in the company. By having a personal stake in the success of Adam & Eve and PHE, employees are highly motivated to provide customers with the best possible service while ensuring relationships with vendors remain cordial, honest and lasting. In fact, 22% of these employees have been with the company 10-19 years, 16% have been there 20-29 years, and 5% have been with the company 30 years or more.

Adam & Eve is one of the largest local employers. PHE’s two-story, 86,000 square-foot warehouse and three-story office facility is located on 10 acres inside the Meadowlands office park in historic Hillsborough, N.C.

Adam & Eve employees contribute time and energy to a variety of local and national charities such as family violence prevention centers, schools, Habitat for Humanity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society, animal shelters and others. When employees raise money for these organizations, PHE matches their funds to double the impact. The Hillsborough-Orange County Chamber of Commerce recently named PHE, Inc. its “Business of the Year” — partly for its outstanding corporate citizenship and community outreach programs.

In addition, Adam & Eve Founder and President Phil Harvey uses his share of the company’s profits to help fund DKT International. Rated one of the best international family planning and AIDS prevention organizations in the world, DKT’s family planning programs provide accessible, affordable birth control products and services to millions of couples, making it possible to prevent HIV infections and assist with family planning. The efforts made by DKT in Africa, Asia and Latin America help improve family health, lower infant and maternal mortality and improve prosperity.

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