The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. is the largest scented candle manufacturer of the United States. It was started by Michael Kittredge when he made his first candle out of melted crayons for his mother. The company

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was founded by him with the help of Donald MacIver and Susan Obremski.The company slowly expanded anbmnd moved to South Deerfield in 1983. Yankee Candle Company markets an array of products, including candles of various scents and sizes, scented wax tarts, candle accessories, lipbalm, votive candles, votive candle holders, tart warmers, jar toppers, reed diffusers, Electric Home Fragrance units, car scents, room sprays, and hand sanitizers.

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