1. Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

    Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

    One of the unusual things about Yankee Candle Co. is that the retail chain actually makes the bulk of its products that it sells, right here in Massachusetts. That’s not going to change, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent tells me, at least not anytime soon now that the company is about to change hands.  “I don’t think that’s going to change going forward,” Kent says. “We have a world class, very competitive candle manufacturing operations here. We think the benefits of it are significant.”  Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn has reached a $1.75 billion deal ...

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