Sales: $860 million (estimated) for candle and home fragrance products. Corporate sales: $16 billion.
Key Personnel: Michael B. Polk, chief executive officer, Newell Brands; Mark S. Tarchetti, president, Newell Brands; William A. Burke III, president, Jarden Group; Joseph A. Arcuri, chief commercial officer, Newell Rubbermaid Group; Fiona Laird, chief human resources and communications officer; Bradford Turner, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Newell Brands; Russ Torres, chief transformation officer, Newell Brands; Richard Davies, chief development officer, Newell Rubbermaid Group; Joseph W. Cavaliere, chief customer officer, Newell Rubbermaid Group.
Major Products: Yankee Candle home fragrance products.
New Products: Personalized photo candles; Sunset Breeze room spray; Summer Storm and Strawberry Lemon Ice pillar candles; White Tea Pure Radiance candles.
Comments: Yankee Candle’s sales rose an estimated 2% last year. In December, Jarden and Newell Rubbermaid announced an agreement to combine the two companies and create a $16 billion consumer goods company called Newell Brands. The deal closed earlier this year. It’s all about enhancing scale, in key geographies, in key channels and with key retailers, according to company executives. Yankee Candle has been folded into the branded consumables business of Newell Brands, a unit that includes such well-known names as Ball food preservation products, Pine Mountain fire logs and First Alert smoke alarms.