Unformatted text preview: manager of the store. He then expanded the business after making some hefty profits from his first store and opened his first factory in South Deerfield, Ma. Today Yankee Candle has approximately 10,000 stores and is opening new locations often. What we learn from Kittridge is that what seems like a miniscule and dumb little idea can turn into a business. Also we learn that if you see an opportunity even tho the opportunity seems risky, many times it is worth the risk. Kittridge took a risk on his candle operation, and it pair off, recently the company was sold for 1.6 billion dollars....
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- Spring '08
- Management, Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan area, yankee candle, Yankee Candle Company, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Michael Kittridge