While most Yankees are good at warming their homes, the ones at The Yankee Candle Company (YCC) are also good at making their homes smell like Egyptian Cotton or Home Sweet Home. YCC makes and sells candles -- known for their burning longevity and strong fragrances -- in some 150 fragrances. It also sells candleholders, accessories, and dinnerware. Its products are sold by some 29,00 gift shops nationwide, as well as internationally in about 50 countries. The company operates more than 500 stores in the US and Canada, mostly in malls, and sells online and through catalogs. With roots going back to 1969, YCC is owned by consumer brands giant Newell Brands .