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The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
Industry Consumer products
Founded 1969; 51 years ago (1969)
Founder Michael Kittredge
Headquarters ,
Number of locations
Revenue US$ 844.2 million (2013)
Number of employees
300 factory workers in Czech Republic
Parent Newell 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. In 2015, Newell Rubbermaid announced that it would acquire Jarden for over $15 billion of cash and stock.

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