Breaking News

Yankee Candle Names New GM in Canada

July 17, 2013

Kelly moves over from Hallmark.

The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. welcomed Chris Kelly as general manager, Canada. He will oversee all aspects of the Yankee Candle business in Canada. The company currently operates six company-owned retail stores in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and also sells products at select independent gift and specialty stores. 
 
As part of planned global expansion efforts, this new business unit will focus on building out the gift and specialty business as well as invest in building the retail store base to over 50 stores in the next five years across the country.
 
Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Kelly was part of the executive team at Hallmark Canada, where he most recently served as the vice president of consumer solutions & brand experience. Previously, he served as general manager, Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and director of marketing & sales operations, also with Hallmark Canada.  Kelly has also held sales & marketing leadership positions focused on the Canadian marketplace with companies such Timberland and Champion Athletic Apparel.
 
 
  • Care for Your Hair

    Care for Your Hair

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||February 27, 2017
    Salon expert Richard Jay talks about protecting tresses.

  • Fit for Fitness

    Fit for Fitness

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 21, 2017
    Kinx Active is a new brand targeting women who want beauty products that can stand up to their fitness routines.

  • Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 13, 2017
    Cargo Cosmetics has rolled out its new Spring/Summer collection with Hawiianan singer Anuhea.

  • Trade Association Directory 2017

    February 2, 2017
    Contact details of trade associations that serve various segments of our industry and are mentioned frequently in Happi.

  • What the Halal  Is Going On?

    What the Halal Is Going On?

    Imogen Matthews , In-Cosmetics||February 2, 2017
    Demand for these beauty products is surging thanks to a fastgrowing Muslim population.

  • Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Guadalupe Pellon and Annette Mehling , BASF||February 2, 2017
    BASF researchers detail the attributes of the company’s highly effective hair care system focusing on scalp sensitivity.