Leading specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen announced today that it has completed its fourth acquisition, acquiring the Village Candle® brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories. Based in Wells, Maine, Village Candle is a premium quality manufacturer of expertly crafted candles sold throughout the U.S and around the world.
“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.”
Founded in 1993, Village Candle has dedicated itself to creating and sharing memorable fragrance experiences for its customers. From classic apothecary jars and votives to more contemporary pillars and bowls, and from paraffin to soy waxes, the brand has an expansive line of products made with meticulous care and craftsmanship by its team in Maine, who will continue on as part of Stonewall Kitchen.
Concluded Stiker, “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.”