Sales: $820 million for home fragrance products. Corporate sales: $24.7 billion
Key Personnel: Michael B. Polk, president and chief executive officer; William A. Burke III, chief operating officer; Ralph Nicoletti, chief financial officer; Mike Rickheim, chief human resources officer; Bradford Turner, chief legal and administrative officer.
Major Products: Yankee Candle and Wood Wick home fragrances.
New Products: Yankee Personalized Photo Candles, Chesapeake Bay Candle (acquisition).
Comments: In September, Newell agreed to acquire Chesapeake Bay Candle for $75 million. Chesapeake has sales of about $55 million.
From November to January, Yankee, WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay operated Candle Power, in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. Billed as an experiential boutique, Candle Power featured immersive, multi-sensory displays, personalized candles and a scent bar.