• Yankee Holding Corp. and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. posted financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 29, 2012.
For the year ended Dec. 29, 2012, total company net sales increased 7.4% to $844.2 million. Retail sales rose 9.1% to $490.2 million and wholesale sales increased 1.3% to $238.3 million. Sales in the company’s international segment jumped 14.2% to $115.7 million.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 rose 8.1% to $342.1 million. Retail sales increased 8.3% to $234.4 million, while the wholesale segment fell 3.7% to $64.0 million.
Sales in the company’s international segment soared 29.7% to $43.7 million.
Yankee Candle is banking on several rollouts for another positive year.