Stonewall Kitchen, has acquired the Village Candle® brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories. It is the fourth acquisition to be completed by Stonewall Kitchen.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Village Candle to our growing family of specialty brands,” said John Stiker, Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall Kitchen. “We have long had our own small line of candles and fine home keeping products, but this allows us to really expand that offering with an incredible assortment of specialty candles made “just up the road” here in Maine. Like us, Village Candle has been selling high quality products for over 25 years to many of the same premium retailers nationwide, as well as directly to consumers online. And also like us, Village Candle specializes in both classic products – favorite scents such as Balsam Fir, Creamy Vanilla, or Pure Linen — as well as innovative, creative offerings, with unique scents such as Black Bamboo, Rain, or Eucalyptus Mint. For all those reasons, we think this combination is a terrific fit.
“Our continued commitment to award-winning, craft manufactured specialty foods and premium home goods remains as strong as ever. Combined with our other recent acquisitions, the acquisition of Village Candle puts us in an exciting, unique position to offer our customers and guests an ever wider assortment of high quality products for their kitchen and home across dozens of categories. With our expertise in brand building, product development, and omni-channel distribution, we’re looking forward to having the team at Village Candle join us as we continue to establish a leading premium branded specialty food and home goods business.”
Maine-based Village Candle was founded in 1993 and manufactures products that include classic apothecary jars and votives to more contemporary pillars and bowls, paraffin and soy waxes. The team in Maine, who will continue on as part of Stonewall Kitchen.