Is Kringle Candle Company a part of Yankee Candle?
No. There is no marketing, legal or business connection whatsoever between the two companies. That said, Mike Kittredge II was Yankee’s founder and long-time CEO. He sold 90% of the equity in YCC in 1998 and gradually stepped out of the remaining 10% over the next few years. Today, Mike II is a business partner with and advisor to his son, Michael Kittredge III, founder of Kringle Candle.