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Yankee Candle is a US based producer and retail merchant of aromatic tapers, candlesticks, accessoires and tableware. It sells its produce from hundreds of thousand stores across the country, through catalogues and on-line, as well as in nearly 50 nations around the globe. Roughly 580 small crate stores, shopping centers in 46 states, and the biggest candle store in the U.S. are operated by the group.
Headquarters are located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Jarden Corporation consented to buy candle manufacturer Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion in the autumn of 2013. In 2015, Newell Rubbermaid proclaimed that it would take over Jarden for over $15 billion in currency and shares. Gradually the business grew and in 1983 relocated to South Deerfield.
Kittredge began to hand over the business to a boyfriend and co-worker after suffering from cancers in 1993. 4 ] In 1998, he oversubscribed the business to New York-based Forstmann Little for $500 million. Forstmann floated the business on the stock exchange in 1999 and appointed Craig Rydin as Chief Executive Officer in 2001.
Yankee Candle Illuminations, a Californian multi-channel retail dealer for high-quality candle holders and home accessoires headquartered in Petaluma, was purchased by Yankee in the 2006 summer. 6 ][dead link] The Illuminations and Webshop brands were discontinued at the beginning of 2009. Yankee Candle Europe started its Consumer Direkt website in October 2012, which sells its consumer goods directly to them.
Jarden bought the Yankee Candle in 2013. Another fusion in 2016 resulted in Jarden being bought by Newell Rubbermaid and merged into the new entity Newell Brands. 9 ] In 2017, Newell Brands acquiring Smith Mountain Industries, maker of the candle kind, Woodywick. Woodswick candle are now available from Yankee Candle through her shops, catalogue, on-line and through her fund-raising programme.
Area in front of the candle collection. Opened in 1989, Yankee Candle's Flagship store is based in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. There are all available Yankee candles and home and cooking utensils, New England handicrafts, presents and collectables, a toyshop, pick nick places and a "Bavarian Christmas Village" with adorned Christmas tree decorations and a toys railway leading to the Christmas workshop where lively fairies and a "wooden vehicle assembling line" surrounds Santa's writing area.
There is a special area where guests can dive their own candle, make their own shapes from their own hand or make their own candle. A candle making musuem and an Au Bon Pain Café are also located on the premises. In 2005, a second flagship shop was opened in Williamsburg, Virginia. With 930 m2 (10,000 sq ft) it is about 1/3 the area of the South Deerfield stores.
Inside the Yankee Candle Shop in the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey. Yankee Candle Co. v. v. New England Candle Co.