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Yankee Candle | New England by the Numbers

An illuminating collection of facts and numbers about the Massachusetts-based company Yankee Candle, which turns 50 this year.

By Yankee Magazine

Oct 24 2019

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Apple Pumpkin, one of the many fall candle scents offered by Yankee Candle.

Photo Credit : Katherine Keenan
Yankee Candle Village Deerfield Massachusetts47
Apple Pumpkin, one of the many fall candle scents offered by Yankee Candle.
Photo Credit : Katherine Keenan

Yankee Candle | New England by the Numbers

50

Years since Mike Kittredge, 17, molded his first candle at his family home in South Hadley, MA

$2

Amount he made selling that candle to buy his mother a Christmas present

$500 million

Estimated amount he made selling his company, Yankee Candle, in 1998

$1 billion

Estimated annual sales for Yankee Candle today

90,000

Square feet in Yankee Candle’s flagship store in Deerfield, MA, opened in 1983

500,000+

Estimated number of annual visitors to the Deerfield store

543

Individual scents, to date, for the company’s jar candles, according to the fan blog Andy’s Yankees

8

Scents created for the limited-edition “Man Candles” line (First Down, 2×4, Movie Night, Riding Mower, Man Town, On Tap, Camouflage, and Mmm, Bacon!)

64 million

Pounds of wax used each year to make Yankee Candle products

13

Weight in pounds of the company’s largest offering, the limited-edition King Candle

$1,500

Price of a “Balsam and Cedar” King Candle on eBay (as of 9/1/19)