Yankee Candle

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The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
IndustryConsumer products
Founded1969; 51 years ago (1969)
FounderMichael Kittredge
Number of locations
RevenueUS$ 844.2 million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
300 factory workers in Czech Republic
ParentNewell Brands (2013–present)

The Yankee Candle Company (referred to simply as Yankee Candle) is an American manufacturer and retailer of scented candles, candleholders, accessories, and dinnerware. It is the largest candle manufacturer in the United States. The company is headquartered in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

The Jarden Corporation agreed to buy candle maker Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion in the fall of 2013.[2] In 2015, Newell Rubbermaid announced that it would acquire Jarden for over $15 billion of cash and stock.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ng, Serena (2013-09-03). "Yankee Candle Agrees to $1.75 Billion Deal". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  2. Roumeliotis, Greg (2013-09-03). "Jarden to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2014-03-25.