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Yankee Candle Historical Timeline

Yankee Candle Timeline
1969 - 6 year old Mike Kittredge moulds his first candle as a Christmas gift for his mother, a neighbour wants to buy it... Yankee Candle is born.

1972 - Kittredge rents retail space for his homemade scented candles in South Hadly, MA.

1974 - The young candle business, based in Kittredge's parents, basement, kitchen, and garage, moves to an old paper mill.

1976 - Kittredge hires his first employee.

1983 - Yankee Candles Moves to South Deerfield, MA.

1986 - First satellite store opens in Sturbridge, MA. Kittredge is honoured with the Massachusetts Small Business of the Man Of The year Award.

1989 - Yankee Candle opens its first Mall location. Whilst the free standing satellite store expansion continues.

1993 - South Deerfield flagship store opens one of a kind Bavarian Christmas Village.

1994 - Manufacturing moves into a 294,000sq. Ft. Facility in Whately, MA.

1995 - Housewarmer Candles successfully introduced.

1996 - Kittredge is honoured by Ernst and Young as retail Entrepreneur of the year.

1998 - Yankee Candles is acquired by Forstmann Little and Co.

1999 - Thirty years after its founding, Yankee Candle becomes publicly traded on NYSE. Also Yankee Candles Europe is launched.

2000 - Yankee Candle is well established as America's premier candle company with over one thousand skilled candlemakers crafting more than 80 million candles each year.

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