Publisher's Message

Laurie O’Halloran
Home Style Magazine

As Home Style celebrates its 29th year serving the Canadian housewares industry, we have some exciting changes in store, proving that less really is more.

Rather than six issues, we will publish five issues in 2018, but that fifth issue is going to be a keeper! Combining the September and November issues, the big Fall Trends Issue will be full of features that will resonate with retailers right across the country. We will profile the top 'influencers' in our industry (as selected by advertisers) along with the hottest new product and food trends and a full industry forecast to help guide you into the retail year ahead.

The May/June issue will now focus on one of the largest categories in housewares: the Beverage Market. It will showcase the latest in coffeemakers, kettles, espresso machines, soda makers, water bottles, glass drinkware, stemware and more – all presented together in one comprehensive package.

In addition to updates on the magazine, Home Style's website is also being redesigned this fall to be more interactive for both retailers and vendors, with new marketing opportunities for advertisers and more benefits for readers.

With three Show Guides and two Big Trend Issues, there really is no place like Home Style for housewares trade advertising.

Laurie O’Halloran,